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Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2013

The Gas Metrology Group in the Chemical Sciences Division is tasked with providing traceability in gas analysis for the U.S. This group works with … more

Collagen Films Protocol
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Background: Collagen type 1 is the most prevalent extracellular protein in connective tissue, and is part of the family of collagens that are … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 1235 K), and supports … more

Protection Against Ionizing Radiation in Extreme Radiation-Resistant Microorganisms
Last Updated Date: 05/01/2013

We measured the levels of modified DNA bases following ?-irradiation of the halophilic archaeon, Halobacterium sp. str. NRC-1. In this first study … more

Digital PCR
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2013

Digital PCR (dPCR) is a method used to quantify nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, cDNA). At NIST we are using microfluidic and emulsion-based dPCR … more

Microfluidic Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 04/16/2013

Liposomes are nanometer-sized spherical vesicles made of phospholipids similar to those found in cell membranes of living organisms. Traditional … more

Surface Roughness
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

This project involves the measurement of surface roughness, the best statistical way to represent the geometry of roughened surfaces, and research … more

Tension-Compression Testing
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Project goal is to develop a fully-instrumented version of the tension-compression test, to enable measurement of the Bauschinger Effect in sheet … more

Measurement Methods and Standards for Public Safety and Security
Last Updated Date: 03/28/2013

Measurements and standards research within the Chemical Sciences Division related to public safety and security include a diverse group of … more

Travel
Last Updated Date: 03/23/2013

Here are some details that might help you set up your visit to NIST and NCAL.  Note that listing of specific hotels and airlines does not imply … more

Simultaneous Determination of Mercury and Tin Species in Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Methods applicable to the extraction and quantification of mercury and tin species in biological, environmental, and clinical reference materials … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Analysis of soils for metals and other elements is essential in assessing environmental compliance and the impacts of potentially toxic elements … more

Absorbed-Dose Measurements to Support Biologics Research
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

The Dosimetry Group have been working with Maryland-based biotech firm Sanaria Inc. that is planning to manufacture a new vaccine against malaria. more

Radionuclides by Anticoincidence Counting
Last Updated Date: 03/20/2013

The standardization of radionuclides by primary methods is the foundation for all the standards and services provided by the NIST radioactivity … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

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