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Theoretical Dosimetry and Radiation-Transport Calculations
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2013

The fundamental photon and charged particle interaction data and the radiation transport methods, pioneered and developed at NIST to calculate the … more

Calibration of Low-Energy Photon Brachytherapy Sources
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2013

Small radioactive "seed" sources used in prostate brachytherapy, containing the radionuclide 103 Pd, 125 I, or 131 Cs, are calibrated in terms of … more

NIST Work in Support of the Navy Dosimetry Program
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2013

The U.S. Navy uses thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) to monitor personnel for radiation exposure.

Remote Sensing Methods for Imaging Dose to Water
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

Calorimetry based upon remote sensing of the temperature field in an irradiated volume would offer distinct advantages over the present approach, … more

Traceability for Industrial Irradiator
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

U.S. manufacturers have contended for decades that traceability to national standards for industrial irradiation applications is best achieved by … more

High Rate Testing
Last Updated Date: 02/22/2013

This project involves sample geometry and metrological development for high rate servohydraulic testing. (Content to be uploaded soon) more

Biodiesel SRM Development
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2013

The NIST Chemical Sciences Division has collaborated with the Brazil National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality … more

Hydrogen Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

We provide critical data, measurement methods and models that enable safe and economical transport, delivery and storage of hydrogen fuel, an … more

Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2012

Our goal is to develop standard reference materials (SRMs), measurement methodologies, and comprehensive data sets (Seebeck coefficient, … more

Testing of Radiation Detection Systems
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2012

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Proficiency Test Results
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Evaluating Measurement Quality of Microfluidic Cell-based Assays
Last Updated Date: 10/10/2012

Microfluidic technologies show promise as miniaturized, portable platforms for cell assays, but must be tested to establish confidence of … more

Thermodynamic & Kinetic Data for Sustainable Energy
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Industry needs thermodynamic and kinetic data for the development of new materials for sustainable energy applications; expanded and new databases … more

Standard Reference Fluid Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

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

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