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Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2015

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

NIST Intercomparison Exercise Program for Organic Contaminants in the Marine Environment
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Since the beginning of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program in 1987, NIST has … more

Fatty Acid Methods and Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division is working to develop natural-matrix and solution-based SRMs that are characterized for fatty acid composition. The … more

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in the U.S., and current estimates suggest that more than 20 million Americans are affected by … more

CCQM Activities in the Organic Analysis Working Group
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

NIST's Analytical Chemistry Division has participated in over 50 Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance - Metrology in Chemistry (CCQM) … more

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

No existing hydrogen storage material satisfies the Department of Energy (DoE) goal of achieving a commercial hydrogen storage system for … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

International Comparisons
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Because of NIST's role as the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in the U.S., the Chemical Sciences Division's measurement capabilities must be … more

Standard Reference Materials for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soil
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Significant environmental remediation efforts are being conducted to address the hazards posed by the long-term terrestrial disposal of hexavalent … more

New Gold Nanoparticle RMs Support Nanotechnology Research
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

Three new reference materials (RMs) have been developed through a multi-division effort at NIST, led by the MML Ceramics Division . RMs 8011, 8012, … more

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

To support regulatory and industry requirements for reference materials and standards, NIST produces and maintains a large inventory of fossil fuel … more

Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fossil fuel Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) continue to be in high demand by the … more

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/19/2015

New Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) consisting of activated carbon sorbent materials and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum are being … more

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

After enactment of the CPSIA, a collaboration was established between the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NIST for the purpose of … more

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