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Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 11/12/2013

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … more

ANSI N42.42 Standard
Last Updated Date: 10/29/2013

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

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 10/24/2013

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

3D Tissue Scaffolds
Last Updated Date: 09/30/2013

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 09/20/2013

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

Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line authentication
Last Updated Date: 09/09/2013

The misidentification of cell lines has been a problem in the scientific community for the past 50 years. Methods are now in place to genotype … more

A Fundamental Study of the Conformational Phase Behavior of Chain Molecules at Interfaces
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2013

Chain molecules tethered or adsorbed to solid surfaces are at the heart of a wide range of technologies. Examples include colloidal particle … more

NIST-on-a-Chip in the ADI Group
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2013

We are developing core technology tools to enable chip-scale standards that realize a broad range of base and derived SI units in compact, … more

Cold-Atom Devices
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2013

The cooling of atoms to microkelvin temperatures using lasers is currently enabling a new generation of precision instruments that take advantage … more

Vapor Cell Devices
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2013

We are developing microfabricated high-performance atomic magnetometers for magnetic anomaly detection, nuclear magnetic resonance and … more

New Calibration Service for 14 MeV Neutron Generators
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

A new calibration service for 14 MeV neutron generators is being developed.   The calibrations may be done at NIST or at a customer site, by … more

Neutron Device Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

NIST provides the national reference for the calibration of neutron radiation detectors and for neutron personnel dosimeters.  more

Neutron Cross Section Standards
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

NIST continues to be deeply involved with measurements and evaluations of neutron cross section standards.   NIST maintains a limited experimental … more

Calibrated Neutron Sources
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

ANSI N42.35 requires 252 Cf neutron sources encapsulated in 1 cm of steel with a fluence of 2x10 4 n/s ±20%. 

Use of Quantum Error Coding in a 4-Blade Neutron Interferometer
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

We have designed a new type of neutron interferometer, which will be less sensitive to slow vibrations.

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