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Standard Reference Fluid Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Property measurements of the very highest accuracies are important for developing the thermodynamic and transport property models for working … more

Proficiency Test Results
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Proficiency Test (PT) results are available at no cost to customers who have tested SRMs 2092, 2096, and 2098.   A PT result serves as a means to … more

Development of Methods for Measurement of Vitamin D in Foods, Fortified Foods, and Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for bone health. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with muscle weakness and osteoporosis and … more

Fuels
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Nanotube Quality Control
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop new methods to rapidly screen bulk carbon nanotubes for chemical purity and homogeneity. The different synthesis routes … more

Development of Reference Methods and Reference Materials for the Determination of Hormones in Human Serum
Last Updated Date: 01/27/2015

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

Development of SRMs for Serum Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Serum proteomics, the detection and measurement of as many proteins in a serum sample as possible, could be an important element of personalized … more

Superresolving Optical Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Light microscopy is a widely used analytical tool because it provides non-destructive, real-time, three-dimensional imaging with chemical and … more

Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is a high sensitivity alternative to conventional Raman spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to … more

Surface Potential Imaging of Solution Processable Acene-Based Thin Film Transistors
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Scanning Kelvin probe microscopy (SKPM) of functioning solution processed thin film transistors is used to correlate film microstructure with … more

Supercontiuum FTIR
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Optical fiber based supercontinuum (SC) light sources combine the brightness of lasers with the bandwidth of incandescent lamps and thus are … more

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