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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST's 'Nanotubes on a Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements

Caption: The circular patch of carbon nanotubes on a pink silicon backing is one component of NIST's new cryogenic radiometer, shown with a quarter for scale. Gold coating and metal wiring has yet to be added to the chip. The radiometer will simplify and lower the cost of disseminating measurements of laser power.

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