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Postdoctoral opportunities

To find out about Postdoctoral opportunities, click hereResearch proposals are due August 1st 2015.


A summary report for the workshop on "Measurement Needs in the Adsorption Sciences" has been released. 

Featured article highlighting our research activities in the field of Solid Sorbents to enable Sustainable Development.

Past events

NIChE Workshop on "Measurement Needs in the Adsorption Sciences" NIST Gaithersburg (MD), November 5-6, 2014.

sample holder for magnetic suspension balance

Magnetic suspension balance monitors mass uptake without making contact with sample holder.

enclosures for flammable gases

Continuously vented cabinets  for hydrogen and methane gas cylinders.

Combined Tools

Combined tools for binary gas mixtures (bottom right) and multicomponent gases (upper left).


The NIST Facility for Adsorbent Characterization and Testing (FACT) is a state-of-the-art laboratory recently commissioned with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to address the challenges inherent to measuring gas and vapor sorption properties.  

FACT supports programs developing adsorbents and serves the sorbent materials research community by providing impartial testing and characterization of material sorption properties, establishing testing procedures, and disseminating reliable sorbent material property data and measurement best practices.


For a quick overview and measurement capabilities of FACT, click here.



Laura Espinal

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