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NIST Quantum Probe Enhances Electric Field Measurements
Release Date: 10/07/2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the … more

Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
Release Date: 01/29/2014

Piezoelectrics—materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again—are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives. Loud … more

Coming Soon: Tabletop Molecular Movies
Release Date: 11/05/2012

Close-up of water-jet target (vertical line, ~ 0.2 mm wide) used to produce picosecond x-ray pulses. Credit: Jens Uhlig One of the most urgently … more

NIST Mini-sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain
Release Date: 04/19/2012

A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research … more

Hyperspectral Imaging: Shedding New Light on Wound Healing
Release Date: 04/09/2012

David Allen takes readings using a NIST standard reflectance diffuser prior to scanning a wound area on an anesthetized pig. Illumination comes … more

NIST Polishes Method for Creating Tiny Diamond Machines
Release Date: 09/27/2011

Diamonds may be best known as a symbol of long-lasting love. But semiconductor makers are also hoping they'll pan out as key components of … more

Researchers Share Useful Lessons Learned in Evaluating Emerging Technologies
Release Date: 06/21/2011

Most industry executives, military planners, research managers or venture capitalists charged with assessing the potential of an R&D project … more

Broadening Uses Put MEMS Technology on the Map(s)
Release Date: 05/24/2011

Behind the smart phone's continuing transformation into the quintessential multipurpose tool is the rise and diversification of … more

NIST Telescope Calibration May Help Explain Mystery of Universe's Expansion
Release Date: 01/05/2011

Is the expansion of the universe accelerating for some unknown reason? This is one of the mysteries plaguing astrophysics, and somewhere in … more

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

Prototype Terahertz Imager Promises Biochem Advances
Release Date: 04/15/2008

The NIST terahertz imaging system reveals slight temperature differences, as shown in this post-processed image. The color scale ranges from blue … more

NIST Micro Sensor and Micro Fridge Make Cool Pair
Release Date: 04/15/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have combined two tiny but powerful NIST inventions on a single … more

Copper Ridges Nearly Double X-ray Sensor Performance
Release Date: 11/17/2005

Project leader Kent Irwin installs superconducting materials in an ultra-cold refrigerator for testing. These materials are used to make … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

Chip-scale Refrigerators Cool Bulk Objects
Release Date: 04/21/2005

This colorized scanning electron micrograph shows a cube of germanium attached to a membrane. The four small light blue rectangles at the … more

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