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Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

Evaluating Measurement Quality of Microfluidic Cell-based Assays
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

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

Superconductor Electromechanics
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The program measures the critical current of superconductor wires as a function of magnetic field, temperature, and mechanical strain, and … more

Ultra-dense Networks
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

Ultra-dense networks will arise not only from an expanded user base and shorter links, but also from an enriched topology, including … more

Fifth Generation Mobile Networks
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

The demand for the next generation of wireless networks has been spurred by smart phones and other data-intensive mobile devices. The popularity of … more

Millimeter-wave Communication Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

Millimeter-wave communications systems are a natural fit for fifth generation mobile networks. Specifically, systems that combine mmWaves, massive … more

Massive Multi-user MIMO
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

Massive Multi-user Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technology is expected to deliver Gbits/s data rates, even in existing cellular bands … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/02/2015

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … more

Power Devices and Thermal Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

The Power Devices and Thermal Metrology Project develops electrical and thermal measurement methods and equipment to support development and … more

Metrology and Synthesis of 3D Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

Nanostructures are a critical component of innovations in electronics, energy conservation, renewable energy, biomedical research, and health … more

Electric Power Metrology and the Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 12/09/2014

Our country's way of life depends on the electric power distribution system. Keeping the national electric grid in good working order -- and … more

Ultra-Wideband Location
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2014

This page provides a summary of the testing and evaluation conducted at NIST on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) location systems for first responders.

Measurements for Hydrogen Storage Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2014

The goal of this project is to develop the metrology necessary for rapid, high-throughput measurement of the hydrogen content of novel materials … more

Accelerator Facilities
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2014

The Radiation Physics Division's accelerator facilities continue to support a broad range of research efforts in the areas of industrial and … more

Radioactivity Standard Reference Material Program
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2014

The Standard Reference Materials Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides science, industry, and government … more

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