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Magnetically Trapped Neutron Lifetime Experiment
Last Updated Date: 07/22/2013

The decay of the free neutron is the simplest nuclear beta decay and is the prototype for all charged current semi-leptonic weak interactions.  … more

High-Efficiency Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 07/22/2013

Precise knowledge of the fast neutron spectrum and fluencies is essential for several experimental endeavors requiring the low-background of the … more

Structure-Property Links in Deformation
Last Updated Date: 07/18/2013

This project aims to improve models linking the microscale, grain-level deformation properties, and the macroscopic, continuum deformation … more

Tandem Mass Spectral Library
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is responsible for an evaluated, tandem mass spectral library as an extension of the … more

IECn42
Last Updated Date: 06/05/2013

The purpose of the IEC 62755 standard N42 data format is to facilitate manufacturer-independent transfer of information from radiation measurement … more

Humidity
Last Updated Date: 05/20/2013

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of humidity (in the range 1 nmol/mol to 0.6 mol/mol of water … more

Collagen Films Protocol
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Background: Collagen type 1 is the most prevalent extracellular protein in connective tissue, and is part of the family of collagens that are … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 1235 K), and supports … more

Digital PCR
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a method used to quantify nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, cDNA). At NIST we are using microfluidic and emulsion-based dPCR … more

Surface Roughness
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

This project involves the measurement of surface roughness, the best statistical way to represent the geometry of roughened surfaces, and research … more

Tension-Compression Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Project goal is to develop a fully-instrumented version of the tension-compression test, to enable measurement of the Bauschinger Effect in sheet … more

Travel
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2013

Here are some details that might help you set up your visit to NIST and NCAL.  Note that listing of specific hotels and airlines does not imply … more

Absorbed-Dose Measurements to Support Biologics Research
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

The Dosimetry Group have been working with Maryland-based biotech firm Sanaria Inc. that is planning to manufacture a new vaccine against malaria. more

Radionuclides by Anticoincidence Counting
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

The standardization of radionuclides by primary methods is the foundation for all the standards and services provided by the NIST radioactivity … more

DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

NIST has produced several PCR-based DNA Profiling Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the forensic community. The primary uses of these … more

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