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NIST Work in Support of the Navy Dosimetry Program
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2013

The U.S. Navy uses thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) to monitor personnel for radiation exposure.

Enhanced X-Ray Imaging
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

This project pursues enhanced x-ray image acquisition and analysis methods that are applicable to, for example, security and medical applications … more

High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

We are pursuing a program of x-ray spectroscopy of highly-charged ions and plasmas using custom-designed and constructed curved crystal … more

Remote Sensing Methods for Imaging Dose to Water
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

Calorimetry based upon remote sensing of the temperature field in an irradiated volume would offer distinct advantages over the present approach, … more

Photon and Charged Particle Data Center
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

The Photon and Charged Particle Data Center has long been an international source of photon and charged particle reference data that have been … more

Traceability for Industrial Irradiator
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

U.S. manufacturers have contended for decades that traceability to national standards for industrial irradiation applications is best achieved by … more

NIST Frequency Measurement and Analysis Service (FMAS)
Last Updated Date: 12/19/2012

The NIST Frequency Measurement and Analysis Service (FMAS) makes it easy to measure and calibrate any quartz, rubidium, cesium, or hydrogen maser … 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

Vacuum-Ultraviolet Optical Properties of Cryogenic Water Ices
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Ultraviolet Photoemission Electron Microscopy
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

Ultraviolet photoemission electron microscopy is used to study the field emission of chromium oxide coated carbon nanosheets.

Synchrotron Radiation-based Ultraviolet Source Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

Orbital ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers are calibrated on beamline 2, taking advantage of the calculability of synchrotron … more

Geostationary Operations Environment Satellite R-Series Program (GOES-R) Extreme UV/X-ray Irradiance Sensor (EXIS) Calibration
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

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

Photodetector Analysis for Biological Agent Detection
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Photomultiplier tube (PMT) analysis with respect to PMT sensitivity and long-term stability using synchrotron radiation.

NIST Lyman-Alpha Neutron Detector (LAND)
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

The well-known interaction of low-energy neutrons and 3 He produces a proton and a triton with 764 keV of kinetic energy shared between the two … more

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