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Materials Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Distribution
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2013

The goal of this project is to enable the development of a scientific and technical infrastructure for the safe and efficient use of hydrogen as a … more

Calibration of Beta-Particle Sources and Instruments for Radiation Protection
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

A calibration service for protection-level beta-particle sources and instrumentation has been in place at NIST for several years

Advanced X-ray Systems for the Detection of Special Nuclear Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

The Dosimetry Group provides support to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their … more

Comparison of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 Standards for Cargo and Vehicle Screening
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

We are undertaking a comparison of the relative performance of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 consensus standards for x-ray cargo and vehicle screening. more

National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

The primary objective of this project is to assure the technical performance and radiation safety of the nation’s x-ray and gamma-ray security … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/12/2013

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

Public Safety Communication Systems
Last Updated Date: 12/13/2012

The primary objective of the Public Safety Communications Research program is to lead the development of wireless telecommunications and … 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

Protective Systems Research Program
Last Updated Date: 10/17/2012

The Protective Systems Research (PSR) program conducts and coordinates research and provides technical services to address standards needs for … more

Polymer Microspheres By Annular Co-Flow Extrusion
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Well characterized test materials are essential for validating the performance of trace explosive detection systems. Particle size, chemical … more

Rapid Isotopic Screening
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

We have exploited the built-in functionality of a secondary ion mass spectrometer to provide the capability to screen the enrichment levels of a … more

Trace Narcotics Detection
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

A large suite of illicit drug samples were analyzed using IMS to evaluate the selectivity and sensitivity of the technique. The sample suite … more

Public Safety and Security in Analytical Microscopy Group
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Reliable standards are needed to test, maintain, and improve the effectiveness of trace detectors that protect the public, commerce, and … more

Inkjet Gravimetry
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Gravimetric and optical methods were developed to assure quantitative deposition of compounds from nano-dispense devices onto the surfaces of … more

Measurement Standards in Analytical Microscopy Group
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The use of standards is considered a critical component in the assurance of analytical quality, allowing reliable measures of detection limits, … more

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