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Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fossil fuel Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) continue to be in high demand by the … more

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

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

Potential Primary Measurement Tool for the Quantification of DNA
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The accurate mass determination of DNA and other nucleic acids is of critical importance in many clinical diagnoses and in forensic and molecular … more

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

After enactment of the CPSIA, a collaboration was established between the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NIST for the purpose of … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

Chemical Characterization of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is helping to support nanotechnology research being conducted throughout NIST by developing and applying methods for … more

CCQM Activities in the Inorganic Analysis Working Group and the Electrochemical Analysis Working Group
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

NIST maintains an active role in these two CCQM working groups, participating in international key comparisons and pilot studies, organizing new … more

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

Straw detectors are a new concept in position-sensitive neutron detectors recently developed by Proportion Technology Inc. The detectors are … more

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

Beryllium exposure poses a significant health risk, and a new SRM has been developed to enhance beryllium safety in the workplace. SRM 1877 … more

Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Last Updated Date: 03/16/2015

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

Monitoring Contaminants in the Arctic and Subarctic Using Banked Seabird Eggs
Last Updated Date: 03/16/2015

In 1999, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (USFWS-AMNWR), the U.S. Geological Survey Biological … more

Optimization of the Standard Addition Method (SAM) Using
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2015

The standard addition method (SAM) was first described by oceanographers in 1955 to overcome matrix effects in the determination of strontium in … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 03/02/2015

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamin D Metabolites
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency within the general population is an area of concern. Vitamin D status is generally assessed by … more

Development of Standard Reference Materials for Vitamins B6 and B12 in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2015

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

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