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Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2014

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is a high sensitivity alternative to conventional Raman spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Hormones in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many life functions, and deviations from normal levels can indicate serious health problems. … more

Chemical Metrology for Polymers Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Chemical metrology for polymers manufacturing is a new area of endeavor for the Chemical Sciences Division. At the outset, efforts have involved … more

Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

Standard Reference Materials for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soil
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Significant environmental remediation efforts are being conducted to address the hazards posed by the long-term terrestrial disposal of hexavalent … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

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

Tandem Mass Spectral Library
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is responsible for an evaluated, tandem mass spectral library as an extension of the … more

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2013

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

Measurement Methods and Standards for Public Safety and Security
Last Updated Date: 03/28/2013

Measurements and standards research within the Chemical Sciences Division related to public safety and security include a diverse group of … more

Simultaneous Determination of Mercury and Tin Species in Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Methods applicable to the extraction and quantification of mercury and tin species in biological, environmental, and clinical reference materials … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

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

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamins B6 and B12 in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Vitamins are essential to normal functioning of the human body because they serve as co-factors for important biological processes. Deficiencies … more

Development of Proteomics-Based Methods for Protein Quantification
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

NIST is developing methods for the quantification of clinically-relevant protein biomarkers by mass spectrometry. Some methods are intended to … more

Improving Measurement Quality in Clinical Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Through collaboration with academic and government institutes, NIST is critically evaluating and attempting to improve measurement quality in … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Cardiac Troponin I in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is considered the 'gold standard' for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and the assessment of cardiac damage. Yet … more

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