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High-Stability Transfer Standard for the Barometric Pressure Range of 100 Pa to 130 kPa
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

NIST has developed a new pressure transfer standard capable of absolute-mode and differential-mode operation in the range of 100 Pa to 130 kPa. … more

A Gas Pressure Scale Based on Primary Standard Piston Gauges
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

Accurate determinations of pressure are required for diverse applications such as the altitude of aircraft, barometric pressure for weather … more

Use of a laser-driven plasma source in ultraviolet-detector calibrations
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology operates two spectral comparator facilities, both of which are used to provide detector … more

Quantum Dot coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV
Last Updated Date: 03/25/2015

A technique has been developed for coating commercial off the shelf (COTS) detector arrays with a thin, uniform layer of quantum dots. The quantum … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

The optical properties of cryogenic water ices in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral range are studied.

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Calibrations of the The Extreme ultraviolet/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS), which will be installed on the Geostationary Operations Environment … more

Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

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

HML Organic Chemical Metrology Program Areas
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

The Organic Chemical Metrology Program exists within the Chemical Sciences Division, MML, which is located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in … more

NIST Traceable Reference Material Program for Gas Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Two NIST programs provide calibration gas standards with NIST analyses and concentration value assignment: the Standard Reference Material (SRM) … more

Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

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

Development of Standards for the World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch Program
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and oxygenates, in the atmosphere has become important … more

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

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

International Collaborations to Improve the Accuracy of Gas Primary Standards
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The Gas Metrology Group periodically participates in bilateral and multi-laboratory international comparisons. During the past two years … more

Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The Gas Metrology Group has undertaken a major climate change program that involves collaborations with key stakeholders in the United States and … more

New Gas Standard Reference Materials to Support the Automotive Industry
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2015

The American Industry/Government Emissions Research (AIGER) Consortium is working to facilitate the automobile industry meeting more stringent 2003 … more

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