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CODATA values of the fundamental constants
Last Updated Date: 07/28/2015

Every four years, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) issues recommended values of the fundamental physical constants. The … more

Fabry-Perot Displacement Interferometry
Last Updated Date: 07/27/2015

High-resolution Fabry-Perot interferometry is being developed and employed for demanding applications in mechanical displacement metrology.

Micro- and nano-optomechanical systems
Last Updated Date: 07/27/2015

Light can interact with mechanical systems in interesting and useful ways, not only probing the mechanical motion with spectacular sensitivity, … more

Modeling and Simulation of Nanofabrication (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/15/2015

Most manufacturing has historically been based on top-down fabrication and assembly. With rapid advances in nanotechnology, there is increasing … more

Nano-Structured Optics and Optical Surface Metrology
Last Updated Date: 06/05/2015

The project focuses on significant metrology challenges that impede the advancement of high-performance optical and photonic systems. We develop, … more

NIST Calibration of SDO/EVE/ESP Rocket Instrument
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2015

NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ) satellite on 11 Feb 2010 on a mission to study the sun. The EUV Variability Experiment ( EVE … more

Synchrotron Radiation-based Ultraviolet Source Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2015

Bilateral comparison of synchrotron radiation-based deuterium lamp calibrations between the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt PTB and NIST. more

Bilateral Comparison of Spectral Responsivity in the Vacuum-Ultraviolet
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2015

To compare the calibration capabilities for the spectral responsivity in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral region between 135 nm and 250 nm, PTB and … more

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration
Last Updated Date: 04/23/2015

Calibrations of the The Extreme ultraviolet/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS), which will be installed on the Geostationary Operations Environment … more

Primary optical watt radiometer (POWR)
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

The Sensor Science Division of NIST realizes and maintains the unit of optical power (watt) with the NIST reference cryogenic radiometer, Primary … more

Lunar spectral irradiance and radiance (LUSI)
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

LUnar Spectral Irradiance and radiance (LUSI) is a proposed suite of instruments to radiometrically characterize the Moon for use as an on-orbit … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

The optical properties of cryogenic water ices in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral range are studied.

Precision Measurement Grants Program
Last Updated Date: 12/29/2014

Since 1970, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Precision Measurement Grants to faculty members of U.S. … more

Optical grating scatterometry
Last Updated Date: 11/28/2014

This program aims to develop standards, methods, and modeling for assessing the periodic structures using optical reflectance and transmittance … more

Optical scattering from surfaces
Last Updated Date: 11/28/2014

We study how material properties, surface topography, and contaminants affect the distribution of light scattered from surfaces. Our aim is to … more

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