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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

Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Establishing Measurement Traceability for Gaseous Mercury Emissions Monitoring
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

As a result of the environmental impact of mercury and the neurotoxic risk associated with trophic transfer of methyl mercury to humans, the … more

Development of Standards in Support of Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) has proposed a Hydrogen Fuel Quality Specification Guideline. Several contaminants, in … more

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Theory and Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2012

Renewable energy sources such as solar energy are attractive alternatives to fossil fuels because of their abundant supply and pollution-free power … more

Computational Biology: Comarison of Cell Image Segmentation Algorithms
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

With the advent of automated data acquisition systems in conjunction with on-line imaging devices, the biological researcher is potentially … more

Nanostructures for Energy Conversion
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

Electrochemical systems containing nanostructured materials are increasingly being incorporated into  devices for efficiently harvesting, storing, … more

Nanostructured Thermoelectrics
Last Updated Date: 07/09/2012

Thermoelectrics are materials that can reversibly convert a temperature difference across the material into electricity. As a renewable technology, … more

Absolute Ag108 Characterization Based on Gamma-Gamma Coincident Detection by Two Nai (TI) Detectors
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

A two-dimensional analysis of three coincident gamma-rays in 108 Ag m decay, detected by two NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors, allows a direct … more

Quantification of the Alpha Wall Effect in Liquid Scintillation Counting
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

A long-standing uncertainty in liquid scintillation (LS) counting has been the possible loss of counting efficiency. 

Primary Radioactivity Standardization of Ni-63
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

Ni-63 is of considerable interest and importance in radionuclidic metrology as well as for radiation protection surveillance around nuclear … more

Components of Variance in Liquid Scintillation Counting
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

As part of the standardization of the 239 Pu solution that was disseminated by NIST as Standard Reference Material (SRM) 4330C, a detailed study … more

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