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Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … more

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

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

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 01/26/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Determination of Traces of Fissionable Materials Using Delayed Neutron Activation Analysis
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Detecting clandestine fissile material like 235 U and 239 Pu is technically challenging in the lab or in the field because it emits little … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without … more

Standard Test Methods for Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 10/15/2014

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a comprehensive set of standard test methods and associated … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 04/25/2014

Smart manufacturing systems need to be protected from vulnerabilities that may arise as a result of their increased connectivity, use of wireless … 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

Advanced X-ray Systems for the Detection of Special Nuclear Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

The Dosimetry Group provides support to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their … more

Comparison of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 Standards for Cargo and Vehicle Screening
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

We are undertaking a comparison of the relative performance of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 consensus standards for x-ray cargo and vehicle screening. more

National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

The primary objective of this project is to assure the technical performance and radiation safety of the nation’s x-ray and gamma-ray security … 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

Polymer Microspheres By Annular Co-Flow Extrusion
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Well characterized test materials are essential for validating the performance of trace explosive detection systems. Particle size, chemical … more

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