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Electron-Beam Irradiation of Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 07/29/2015

The Dosimetry Group operates a system capable of performing electron beam processing, which consists of a Van de Graaff electron accelerator and a … more

Portable Field Test Standard for Evaluation of Hydrogen Gas Dispensers
Last Updated Date: 07/06/2015

Today, hydrogen-powered demonstration vehicles are refueled from dispensers in 3 to 5 minutes using sequential gas releases from a bank of … more

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

To develop and demonstrate advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, … more

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

The introduction of variable renewables, storage and microgrids into today's electrical grid requires conversion of electric power from one form … more

Smart Grid System Testbed Facility
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

NIST is charged by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) with facilitation of interoperability standards to enable successful … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 05/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Hydrogen Storage Optimization in Thin Film Combinatorial Alloys
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Discovery of novel materials for hydrogen gas storage has prompted new avenues of research towards developing hydrogen as an alternative fuel. … more

Nanoscale Functional and Structural Characterization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Large-scale implementation of solar power generation requires photovoltaic (PV) devices with efficiency-to-cost ratios better than existing … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Theory and Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2012

Renewable energy sources such as solar energy are attractive alternatives to fossil fuels because of their abundant supply and pollution-free power … more

Smart Grid Version 2.0
Last Updated Date: 12/03/2010

 Under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has "primary … more

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