The NIST Spectrophotometry Short Course is offered every 2 years and covers the fundamentals of science and technology related to the accurate measurement of optical properties of materials. Participants will gain a good understanding of the theory and practice of spectrophotometry using dispersive and Fourier-transform techniques as well as optical scatterometry. Particular emphasis is placed on the evaluation of uncertainties in transmittance, reflectance, and bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) measurements.
2015 NIST Spectrophotometry Short Course
The NIST Spectrophotometry Short Course is a 5-day course held at NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland. The course consists of lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments covering the fundamentals of optical properties measurements, such as transmittance, reflectance, and BRDF. Important sources of uncertainty and the relative merits of different experimental techniques, including dispersive, Fourier-transform, and laser-based schemes, are also addressed. The course concludes with laboratory presentations by the students and an open discussion forum with NIST scientists.
Attendance for the course is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required and acceptance is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers, scientists, technicians, managers, or others involved in the design or use of optical instrumentation, optical testing, or physical sciences in which optical properties of materials measurements are important.
Monday, May 18
Tuesday, May 19
Wednesday, May 20
Thursday, May 21
Friday, May 22
Hands-on Laboratory Experiments:
• Dispersive spectrophotometry
Start Date: Monday, May 13, 2013
End Date: Friday, May 17, 2013
Location: NIST Gaithersburg
The registration fees are $2,000 per person for the complete 5-day course. Both fees include course materials (including reference books: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry by Peter R. Griffiths, James A. De Haseth, and James D. Winefordner; Optical Scattering: Measurement and Analysis by John C. Stover; and Applied Spectroscopy by Jerry Workman and Art Springsteen), coffee breaks, lunches, and a dinner. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the course is limited to 12 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received by NIST. Registration and payment must be received by Monday, May 11, 2015. There will be no on-site registration. Cancellations and/or substitutions must be requested, in writing, by May 11, 2015, and no refunds will be made after this date.
Please complete the registration form and fax it to Stephanie Halton at 435-713-3007.
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 1071
Workshop registration does not include your hotel reservation. However, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg 301-948-8900. A special rate of $125 single or double, plus 12% tax, has been arranged for attendees. Reservations must be received by April 20, 2015. After that date the rooms will be released for general sale at the prevailing rates of the hotel. If you phone in your reservation, please mention that you are attending the “NIST Spectrophotometry Short Course.”
To register for a room, contact the hotel for reservations by April 20, 2015, at:
Two Montgomery Village Avenue
This course will be held in the NIST Metrology Building (220), Room B343 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For transportation information and driving directions, see Transportation to NIST.
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8441