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A Comparison of WD-EPMA Heterogeneity Testing Procedures
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The heterogeneity of the four elements in a TiAl(NbW) SRM 2061 alloy were determined from five specimens with WD-EPMA (wavelength dispersive – … more

3D Elemental Mapping of Cells using Electron and Ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Although it is the most commonly used technique for the chemical analysis of cells, mass spectrometry of cell lysate can only provide bulk … more

Measurement Standards in Analytical Microscopy Group
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The use of standards is considered a critical component in the assurance of analytical quality, allowing reliable measures of detection limits, … more

Thermophysical Properties of Aviation Fuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Environmental concerns, the potential for disruptions in supply, and the need for reusable rocket engines have generated interest in new aviation … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Chemical Metrology for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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: 10/01/2012

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: 10/01/2012

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

Development of Standards in Support of Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) has proposed a Hydrogen Fuel Quality Specification Guideline. Several contaminants, in … more

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Analytical Metrology in Support of the US Hydrogen Infrastructure
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Under the initiative 'Enabling the Hydrogen Economy,' NIST will apply its unique facilities and expertise in the multi-agency effort to make … more

Development of Standards for the World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch Program
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The presence of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere has become important to climate change assessment studies due to their role as precursors to ozone … more

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