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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

Working/Functional Fluids
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

The conversion of primary energy (e.g. heat generated by the combustion of a fuel) into useful work most often involves a working fluid operating … more

Electronic Structure and Excited-State Dynamics at Donor-Acceptor Interfaces
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Organic photovoltaic cells rely upon molecular interfaces to separate charge. Efficient charge separation depends molecular structure and … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

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

Measurements and Modeling of Moist Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Thermophysical properties of gas mixtures containing water are important in several contexts, such as humidity standards and the design of … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Real Fuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

This programs is aimed at determining the fundamental chemical and physical properties of the large organic compounds in fuels related to their … more

Spectroscopic Measurements of Atmospheric Gases for Monitoring Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Climate scientists are developing a new generation of spectrometers for the NASA-sponsored inventory of atmospheric greenhouse gases, most notably … more

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