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Single Photonics and Quantum Information
Last Updated Date: 06/26/2015

The smallest unit of light is a “photon”. Generation, manipulation and measurement of light at or near the fundamental limit of a photon can … more

Electronic Kilogram
Last Updated Date: 06/25/2015

This project provides the basis for a new definition of mass, based on unchanging quantum properties of nature rather than a physical artifact. … more

Metrology of the Ohm
Last Updated Date: 05/28/2015

Resistance standards traceable to NIST provide references for measurements of current at levels from 3000 A to below 20 fA and are used to support … more

Quantum Conductance
Last Updated Date: 05/28/2015

Graphene, discovered in 2004, has truly extraordinary electronic properties that enable new approaches in many areas where conventional materials … more

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

Electricity meters today face unprecedented challenges, from distorted waveforms on the grid, bidirectional metering for renewables, and the use … more

Advanced Microwave Photonics
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

America's future prosperity and security may rely in part on the exotic properties of quantum mechanics. Research on quantum information (QI) … more

Quantum Materials and Devices
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

Quantum coherent materials have become important in magnetic sensors as well as information processing technology. For magnetic sensors, … more

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

Farad and Impedance Metrology
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

This project aims to provide the world’s best basis for accurate impedance measurements by tying the U.S. legal system of electrical units to the … more

Quantum Voltage System Development and Dissemination
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

This project is developing new standards using Josephson junctions, superconductor-based devices whose quantum behavior makes them perfect … more

Quantum Sensors
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

The Quantum Sensors Project develops sensors based on quantum phenomena for spectroscopy, imaging, and other precision measurements for … more

Electric Power Metrology and the Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 12/09/2014

Our country's way of life depends on the electric power distribution system. Keeping the national electric grid in good working order -- and … more

Energy Determination of X-Ray Transition Energies Using the NIST TES Microcalorimeter Detector
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Previous efforts to produce a comprehensive tabulation of atomic x-ray transition energies have been hampered by the fact that a) detectors having … more

AC-DC Difference
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2012

The NIST ac-dc Difference Project provides U.S. industry with the essential link between ac and the corresponding dc electrical standards via a … more

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