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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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How Milk Does an Animal Body Good

May 07, 2019
It has been called the world’s most perfect food, and there’s unequivocal evidence that it can fight off disease and...


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2019 Disaster Resilience Symposium

August 07, 2019 to August 08, 2019
The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg, will be hosting its second annual symposium, August 7-8, 2019, featuring the Disaster Resilience Grant...