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Dietary Supplement Analysis Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in … more

SRMs for Organic Contaminants in Human Serum, Milk, and Urine
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

NIST and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to develop seven new SRMs to meet the expanding needs for the … more

Development of SRM 955c Lead in Caprine Blood
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Environmental and occupational exposure to toxic metals is assessed through whole blood analysis. Due to advances in measurement technology, … more

Development of Methods for Measurement of Vitamin D in Foods, Fortified Foods, and Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle weakness and osteoporosis and … more

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Hormones in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

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

Superresolving Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Light microscopy is a widely used analytical tool because it provides non-destructive, real-time, three-dimensional imaging with chemical and … more

Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

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

Surface Potential Imaging of Solution Processable Acene-Based Thin Film Transistors
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Scanning Kelvin probe microscopy (SKPM) of functioning solution processed thin film transistors is used to correlate film microstructure with … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

A wide range of technologies are impacted by the performance of thin (<100 nm) layers of advanced materials. This is particularly true in the … more

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Continuing Support for Cement Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Cement manufacturers and their customers rely on the NIST Portland cement SRMs for laboratory qualification under ASTM International C 114-07 … more

Chemical Metrology for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

A wide range of industrial sectors and their customers and suppliers are involved directly with NIST in the prioritization and development of … 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

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