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Last Updated Date: 11/24/2015

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 1235 K), and supports … more

Last Updated Date: 11/20/2015

Spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. While … more

Laser Radiometry
Last Updated Date: 11/08/2015

Accurate characterization of photonic equipment is important for optical communications, medical devices, semiconductor lithography, manufacturing … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 10/13/2015

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

Measurement Techniques for Membranes and Membrane Proteins
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

Synthetic cell membrane constructs allow the simplification and complete control of a more complicated cellular system, as well as the … more

State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Optical medical imaging
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

The Optical Medical Imaging project was established to advance the application of optical imaging in surgical, clinical, and medical practices. … more

Degradation of extreme-ultraviolet optics
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2015

Optical systems that operate at wavelengths in the ultraviolet (UV) and extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) are susceptible to degradation by a number of … more

Metrology for extreme ultraviolet lithography
Last Updated Date: 09/23/2015

Much of the activity of the UV Physics Group is aimed at supporting the R&D effort by the microelectronics industry to develop Extreme … more

Radiation Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 09/17/2015

Calibration standards for radiation thermometry are disseminated in the form of radiation thermometers, tungsten strip lamps and blackbodies. … more

Spectral responsivity measurement
Last Updated Date: 09/15/2015

NIST provides calibration of the spectral responsivity and spatial uniformity of photodetectors for use in industrial and government labs. These … more

Theory of the optical properties of materials
Last Updated Date: 09/09/2015

The overarching objective of this project is reliably calculating the bulk optical properties of materials, such as complex index of refraction, … more

Detector metrology
Last Updated Date: 09/02/2015

High performance optical radiometers with selected optical detectors are being designed, characterized, and calibrated in the Optical Radiation … more

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 09/01/2015

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

Extreme Ultraviolet Detector Calibration Service
Last Updated Date: 09/01/2015

The extreme ultraviolet detector (EUVD) calibration service disseminates the U.S. national scale of detector responsivity in the wavelength range … more

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