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Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Hormones in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many life functions, and deviations from normal levels can indicate serious health problems. … more

Chemical Metrology for Polymers Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2014

Chemical metrology for polymers manufacturing is a new area of endeavor for the Chemical Sciences Division. At the outset, efforts have involved … more

Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/07/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

Evolution of Image Spatial Resolution
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2013

Measuring the through-plane water content in a hydrogen fuel cell is critical to understanding this complicated heat and mass transport … more

Fuels
Last Updated Date: 12/10/2013

Energy is one of the most critical problems facing the United States, with technical, economic and public policy aspects. Decision makers depend … more

Vapor Characterization
Last Updated Date: 12/10/2013

A vapor is a fluid that develops (and will always be formed) above a condensed phase such as a solid or liquid. Understanding vapors is critical … 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

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

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