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Atomic Clock

JILA’s Novel Atomic Clock Design Offers ‘Tweezer’ Control

JILA physicists have demonstrated a novel atomic clock design that combines near-continuous operation with strong signals and high stability, features not previously...
Wireless communications

NIST Team Shows Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a new type of sensor that uses atoms to receive...
topological superconductor

Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’

A potentially useful material for building quantum computers has been unearthed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), whose scientists...
Nanotechnology

Solving the Big Problem of Measuring Tiny Nanoparticles

Tiny nanoparticles play a gargantuan role in modern life, even if most consumers are unaware of their presence. They provide essential ingredients...
Artificial intelligence

Plan Outlines Priorities for Federal Agency Engagement in AI Standards Development

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a plan for prioritizing federal agency engagement in the...
Quantum Motion

NIST Physicists Create Record-Setting Quantum Motion

Showcasing precise control at the quantum level, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for...
artificial intelligence

NIST Releases Draft Plan for Federal Engagement in AI Standards Development

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on a draft plan for federal...
wireless devices

NIST’s Antenna Evaluation Method Could Help Boost 5G Network Capacity and...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method for evaluating and selecting optimal antenna designs for...
magnetic nanoparticles, wood and non-wood fiber components, systems, photonic chips, Semiconductor, Fingerprinting

NIST Study Resolves Fine Details of How Microscopic Machines Can Fail...

How long can tiny gears and other microscopic moving parts last before they wear out? What are the warning signs that these components are...
magnetic nanoparticles, wood and non-wood fiber components, systems, photonic chips, Semiconductor, Fingerprinting

New Device Widens Light Beams by 400 Times, Broadening Possibilities in...

By using light waves instead of electric current to transmit data, photonic chips—circuits for light—have advanced fundamental research in many areas from timekeeping to...
metric system

For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers...

Two unusual things happened on Nov. 16, 2018. Fifty-five nations from every continent (except Antarctica) agreed on something, and metrology, the science of measurement,...
Photonic Radiation Sensors

Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have published landmark test results that suggest a promising class of sensors can be...
graphene

NIST Simulations Suggest Graphene Can Stretch to Be a Tunable Ion...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have conducted simulations suggesting that graphene, in addition to its many other useful features,...
Weights and Measures

Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI)...
Spintronics Materials

New Research Center to Explore Spintronics Materials for Advanced Computing

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its partners in the Nanoelectronic Computing Research (nCORE) consortium have awarded...
quantum matter

JILA Researchers See Signs of Interactive Form of Quantum Matter

JILA researchers have, for the first time, isolated groups of a few atoms and precisely measured their multi-particle interactions within an atomic clock. The...
metal-organic framework

Novel Material Could Make Plastic Manufacturing More Energy-Efficient

An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. Created by a team including scientists at the National Institute of...
Cybersecurity Framework

Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework consists of standards, guidelines and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. The Framework’s prioritized, flexible, and cost-effective approach helps to promote the...
vacuum sensor

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas...
3D Polymer

New NIST Method Measures 3D Polymer Processing Precisely

Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now.Resins and other materials that react...