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A Fundamental Study of the Conformational Phase Behavior of Chain Molecules at Interfaces
Last Updated Date: 08/27/2013

Chain molecules tethered or adsorbed to solid surfaces are at the heart of a wide range of technologies. Examples include colloidal particle … more

NIST-on-a-Chip in the ADI Group
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2013

We are developing core technology tools to enable chip-scale standards that realize a broad range of base and derived SI units in compact, … more

Cold-Atom Devices
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2013

The cooling of atoms to microkelvin temperatures using lasers is currently enabling a new generation of precision instruments that take advantage … more

Vapor Cell Devices
Last Updated Date: 08/09/2013

We are developing microfabricated high-performance atomic magnetometers for magnetic anomaly detection, nuclear magnetic resonance and … more

New Calibration Service for 14 MeV Neutron Generators
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

A new calibration service for 14 MeV neutron generators is being developed.   The calibrations may be done at NIST or at a customer site, by … more

Neutron Device Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

NIST provides the national reference for the calibration of neutron radiation detectors and for neutron personnel dosimeters.  more

Neutron Cross Section Standards
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

NIST continues to be deeply involved with measurements and evaluations of neutron cross section standards.   NIST maintains a limited experimental … more

Calibrated Neutron Sources
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

ANSI N42.35 requires 252 Cf neutron sources encapsulated in 1 cm of steel with a fluence of 2x10 4 n/s ±20%. 

Use of Quantum Error Coding in a 4-Blade Neutron Interferometer
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

We have designed a new type of neutron interferometer, which will be less sensitive to slow vibrations.

Measurement of the Neutron Magnetic Dipole Moment Using Schwinger Scattering
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

This experiment will measure Schwinger scattering in silicon. Previous attempts done by Shull and others did not produce the expected results. The … more

Search for Time Reversal Violation in Polarized Neutron Decay (emiT)
Last Updated Date: 07/30/2013

The "emiT" experiment searches for - or will set an improved upper bound on - the time-reversal asymmetry term in neutron beta decay. It does so … more

Gamma-Gamma Prime Cobalt Superalloys
Last Updated Date: 07/24/2013

The development of a materials innovation infrastructure (MII) that will enable rapid and significant reductions in the development time for new … more

New Manganese Sulfate Bath
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Description: Many neutron sources required by Homeland Security have a lower neutron emission rate than is appropriate for the NIST calibration … more

Characterization of Porous Transport Media for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

Efficiently managing water transport in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is critical to the performance, cost, and durability in order … more

Neutron Imaging of Lithium and Alkaline Batteries
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

A common topic in energy systems is the need for in situ measurement of the mass transport of light ion species such as hydrogen or lithium.   … more

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