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Biomagnetic Imaging Standards and Microsystems
Last Updated Date: 04/24/2015

The Magnetics Group's program in biomagnetic imaging standards and microsystems develops calibration standards and new types of magnetic contrast … more

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2015

Calibrations of the The Extreme ultraviolet/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS), which will be installed on the Geostationary Operations Environment … more

MEMS Measurement Science and Standards
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2015

Our goal is to provide technical leadership in R&D for the MEMS measurement infrastructure essential to improving U.S. economic … more

Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 03/27/2015

The Micronutrients Measurement Quality Assurance Program , coordinated by the Chemical Sciences Division, supports measurement technology for … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

The optical properties of cryogenic water ices in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral range are studied.

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Regulatory and health agencies within the US, Canada, and countries within Europe are continuously identifying compounds of suspected carcinogenic … more

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

The Gas Sensing Metrology Group in the Chemical Sciences Division is tasked with providing traceability in gas analysis for the U.S. This group … more

Development of Standards for the World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch Program
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and oxygenates, in the atmosphere has become important … more

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer (SRP), developed jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has provided an … more

Measurements and Standards to Support Global Climate Change Studies
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

Much of the world's assessment and critical evaluation of currently available data on contributions to climate change comes from the … more

CCQM Activities in the Gas Analysis Working Group
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

NIST's Chemical Sciences Division Gas Metrology group has participated in over 30 Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance-Metrology in … more

Study of Microheterogeneity in Solid Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

Microbeam X-ray fluorescence (µXRF) has been used nondestructively to investigate elemental heterogeneity by constructing two-dimensional maps of … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is involved in development of standards and reference materials for restricted hazardous substances through … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

Analysis of soils for metals and other elements is essential in assessing environmental compliance and the impacts of potentially toxic elements on … more

Standard Solution SRMs Provide Traceability for Millions of Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

For decades, NIST has provided the SRM 3100 series single-element standard solutions. The certified values are traceable to the International … more

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