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Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

To support regulatory and industry requirements for reference materials and standards, NIST produces and maintains a large inventory of fossil … more

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

New Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) consisting of activated carbon sorbent materials and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum are being … more

Establishing Measurement Traceability for Gaseous Mercury Emissions Monitoring
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

As a result of the environmental impact of mercury and the neurotoxic risk associated with trophic transfer of methyl mercury to humans, the … more

Chemical Metrology for Polymers Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

No existing hydrogen storage material satisfies the Department of Energy (DoE) goal of achieving a commercial hydrogen storage system for … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

New Gold Nanoparticle RMs Support Nanotechnology Research
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Three new reference materials (RMs) have been developed through a multi-division effort at NIST, led by the MML Ceramics Division . RMs 8011, … more

High-Precision Isotopic Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Recent innovative advances in the design and manufacture of isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS) have revolutionized the study of natural and … more

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

There is increasing interest in the analytical and environmental communities in using mercury isotopic fingerprinting to identify source patterns … more

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Renewal of NIST Benchmark SRMs for Accurate Determinations of Trace Elements in Serum and Liver Tissues
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects data on elemental composition of human body fluids and tissues as part of major … more

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Mercury Vapor Pressure Correlation
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

An apparent difference between the historical mercury vapor concentration equations used by the mercury atmospheric measurement community and a … more

Neutron Imaging for Health, Environment, and the Hydrogen Economy
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Quantitative imaging tools enhance our ability to understand biological systems and achieve efficient hydrogen fuel cells. Today's metrological … more

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