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Research Areas
 Electromagnetics—fundamental microwave quantities, high-speed microelectronics, electromagnetic compatibility, antennas, and electromagnetic properties of materials, and advanced measurement methods and standards for the magnetic data storage and superconductor power industries.
 Materials reliabilitymeasurement methods and standards enhancing the quality and reliability of materials.
 Mathematical and computational sciencesdesign of experiments, modeling, analytical methods, and algorithms for science.
 Optoelectronicsmeasurement technology, standards, and traceability for the optoelectronic industry.
 Physical and chemical propertiesmeasurements, standards, data, and models for the thermophysical/chemical properties of gases, liquids, and solids and for low-temperature refrigeration systems.
 Quantum devices—advances measurement science in a variety of fields using state-of-the-art science and technology, especially; quantum effects, including superconductivity, low temperatures to reduce thermal noise, and state-of-the-art lithography to achieve small sizes.
 Quantum physicsatomic and chemical physics, precision measurement, and laser and optical physics.
 Statistical modeling and analysismodern statistical experimental design, statistical modeling, data analysis, and process control procedures.
 Time and frequencystandards of time and frequency; dissemination of timing information using radio broadcasts and the Internet.


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In-depth look: An image of gold atoms on tin from a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope (left) has relatively poor depth of field–only parts of the image are in sharp focus. By contrast, the entire image from a helium ion microscope image (right) is sharp and clear. NIST researchers are studying helium ion microscopes to improve measurements at the nanoscale that are important to the semiconductor and nanomanufacturing industries. Read more.

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