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Standard Reference Materials

Standard Reference Materials are certified reference materials (CRMs) that can be used to help develop accurate methods of analysis, to calibrate measurement systems used to measure a property at the state-of-the-art limit.

Standard Reference Data

Standard Reference Data cover a broad range scientific disciplines including atomic and molecular physics, chemical and crystal structures, fluids, material properties, biotechnology, optical character recognition and more. Data products include web applications, personal computer products, site licenses, subscriptions and distributor agreements. The SRD data program includes the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data.


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Supercomputing: Probing the Future

April 25, 2017
NIST scientists have developed a novel automated probe system for evaluating the performance of computer components...
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Virtually Stressing Airplane Wings

April 11, 2017
How do jumbo jet designers develop resilient materials for modern airframes, while still bringing in their projects on...


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Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Symposium

May 17, 2017 to May 18, 2017
A symposium is being organized in honor of our friend and colleague, Katharine Blodgett Gebbie (1932-2016), to take place in the Green Auditorium at NIST-...