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Fundamental Studies on the Vapors Produced by High Explosives
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

High explosives, of significant interest from the homeland security standpoint, are materials that undergo very fast reactions that produce a … more

International Standards on the Properties of Water
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Researchers in the Thermophysical Properties Division of CSTL played a leading role in the development of several new international standards for … more

Spectroscopic Measurements of Atmospheric Gases for Monitoring Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Climate scientists are developing a new generation of spectrometers for the NASA-sponsored inventory of atmospheric greenhouse gases, most notably … more

Instrument Standards for Detection of Hazardous Chemical Vapors
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The overarching goal of this project is to develop and disseminate measurement tools to improve the accuracy and reliability of chemical … more

Relative Intensity Correction Standards for Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Luminescence measurements have become the methods of choice for new clinical and biochemical analyses due to their high selectivity and … more

Nanoparticle Distribution in the Natural Environment
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Given the substantial differences between nanoparticles (NPs) and typical organic and inorganic environmental contaminants, new methods and … more

Nanoparticle Accumulation and Distribution in Organisms
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Given the substantial differences between nanoparticles (NPs) and typical organic and inorganic environmental contaminants, new experimental … more

Genotoxicity of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

As a result of their novel properties, nanoparticles are expected to be produced and incorporated into consumer products at exponentially … more

Computational Biology: Comarison of Cell Image Segmentation Algorithms
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

With the advent of automated data acquisition systems in conjunction with on-line imaging devices, the biological researcher is potentially … more

Infrared Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/09/2012

There are a variety of tools for characterizing nanoscale morphology and structure, such as scanning probe, scanning electron, and transmission … more

Expansion of the NIST Law Enforcement Test Bed for Trace Contraband Detection
Last Updated Date: 06/04/2012

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led to an unprecedented deployment of technologies in the field designed to screen people and their … more

Biochange Imaging Database to Assess Algorithm Accuracy in Lung Tumor Growth/Reduction
Last Updated Date: 02/08/2011

In the medical diagnostics community, and important problem is the determination as to whether a tumor has grown or shrunk in size.  This problem … more

Special functions
Last Updated Date: 01/06/2011

This project will create a web-based portal enabling users to evaluate a large class of special functions to essentially arbitrary accuracy at … more

Comparison of Internet Congestion-Control Algorithms
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2010

A Complex System is any structure, process, organization, or organism characterized by a large number of interconnected components whose … more

Bayesian Statistical Estimation of Degrees of Equivalence for Key Comparison Experiments
Last Updated Date: 10/29/2010

Develop Bayesian statistical methods for the estimation of Degrees of Equivalence between laboratories participating in Key Comparison … more

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