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Nanoscale Functional and Structural Characterization of Thin-Film Inorganic Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2014

Large-scale implementation of solar power generation requires photovoltaic (PV) devices with efficiency-to-cost ratios better than existing … more

Smoke Stack Simulator
Last Updated Date: 03/11/2014

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO 2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. Either a … more

Air Speed Metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2014

NIST’s versatile wind tunnel is used to calibrate customers’ air speed sensors and to conduct research on the design of novel anemometers, the … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems
Last Updated Date: 01/24/2014

Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but … more

Evolution of Image Spatial Resolution
Last Updated Date: 12/26/2013

Measuring the through-plane water content in a hydrogen fuel cell is critical to understanding this complicated heat and mass transport … more

MOIST
Last Updated Date: 09/25/2013

MOIST: A computer program for predicting heat and moisture transfer in building envelopes. MOIST is a user-friendly, computer program that … more

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%. 

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