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CCQM Activities in the Inorganic Analysis Working Group and the Electrochemical Analysis Working Group
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

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

International Comparisons
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Because of NIST's role as the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in the U.S., the Chemical Sciences Division's measurement capabilities must be … more

Fusion Wall Development Research by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

In an inertial fusion energy (IFE) reactor, the plasma-facing surface of the chamber, the first wall, is subjected to high doses of light ions and … more

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

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

Evaluation of Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray) Canisters for Chemical Content and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Aerosol sprays containing oleoresin capsicum, an extract of hot peppers, have been widely used by law enforcement agencies to subdue … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

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

Renewal of NIST Benchmark SRMs for Accurate Determinations of Trace Elements in Serum and Liver Tissues
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

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

Development of SRMs for Accurate Assessment of Exposure to Toxic Elements and Anions
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Centers for Disease Control … more

Development of SRM 2669 for Accurate Assessment of Arsenic Exposure
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

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

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 11/13/2012

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

SRMs for Contaminants in Air Particulate Matter
Last Updated Date: 10/31/2012

In 1997 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new standards for air particulate matter (PM) as part of the national ambient air … more

SRMs for Organic Contaminants in Human Serum, Milk, and Urine
Last Updated Date: 10/31/2012

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

NIST Traceable Reference Material Program for Gas Standards
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

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