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Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the … more

Carbon Mitigation Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The global environmental problems caused by emission of CO 2 (global warming, rising sea levels and increased acidity of oceans) must be abated. … more

Diffraction Metrology and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is the development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and quantitative, reproducible, and accurate measurement methods for … more

Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop standard reference materials (SRMs), measurement methodologies, and comprehensive data sets (Seebeck coefficient, … more

High-throughput (Combinatorial) "Foundry" for Inorganic Materials: "Data on Demand"
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

We develop combinatorial measurement methods and metrologies for the rapid generation of comprehensive and consistent datasets. Manufacturers of … more

Nanoscale Stress Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device … more

Scientific Workflow
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The ubiquity of computers has profoundly influenced science. Sophisticated software tools and easy access to high-performance computing promises … more

DFT repositories and informatics
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Reproducibility and reuse play fundamental roles in the development of science. With the growth of computational power and tools, simulated … more

Complete Automation and Distribution of Parallel Simulation Tasks
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

As part of NIST's response to the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), this project addresses the need for automation for the assembly and … more

Continuing Support for Cement Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Cement manufacturers and their customers rely on the NIST Portland cement SRMs for laboratory qualification under ASTM International C 114-07 … more

Chemical Metrology for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

A wide range of industrial sectors and their customers and suppliers are involved directly with NIST in the prioritization and development of … more

Chemical Metrology for Polymers Manufacturing
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Chemical metrology for polymers manufacturing is a new area of endeavor for the Chemical Sciences Division. At the outset, efforts have involved … more

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Straw detectors are a new concept in position-sensitive neutron detectors recently developed by Proportion Technology Inc. The detectors are … more

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Beryllium exposure poses a significant health risk, and a new SRM has been developed to enhance beryllium safety in the workplace. SRM 1877 … more

Broadband CARS Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The traditional chemical labeling used in optical microscopy can alter cells and materials, thus impeding determination of their true structure, … more

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