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Physical Properties of Liquid Precursors
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

In striving to adhere to Moore's Law, the semiconductor industry is designing and using new metal-organic compounds. Precursor compounds deliver a … 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

Measurements and Modeling of Moist Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Thermophysical properties of gas mixtures containing water are important in several contexts, such as humidity standards and the design of … more

Complex Fluid Analysis with the Advanced Distillation Curve Approach
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Complex fluids may be defined as mixtures in which there are many components, and in which the components span a range of physical and chemical … 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

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

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … 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

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Cryogenic Technologies Project has been funded by ONR since FY2005 to measure and model the losses in 4 K regenerators and pulse tubes. These … more

Real Fuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

This programs is aimed at determining the fundamental chemical and physical properties of the large organic compounds in fuels related to their … 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

Advanced IC Interconnects - Process Metrology and Models
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The objective for Advanced IC Interconnects is to provide measurement standards and advanced measurement methods supporting metrology needs of the … more

Gas and Particulate Concentration Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The objective is to develop and demonstrate accurate and robust measurement approaches that will establish optical absorption line intensities … more

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