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Calibration services

News and Updates

Exactly how loud is that jackhammer?

When a jackhammer starts pounding outside your window at 7 o’clock on a Monday morning, you might find it annoying. For the worker who is running that

Industry Impacts

Massive Forces for Heavy Industry

Measuring large forces, such as the thrust of a rocket engine or the deflection of an aircraft wing, requires well-calibrated force sensors. NIST’s unique

Projects and Programs

Color and appearance

We are developing instrumentation, standards artifacts, and measurement protocols to characterize appearance attributes including color, texture, and gloss

Thermometry

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 2011 K), and supports calibration of all

Publications

Automated Piston Gauge Calibration System.

Author(s)
Julia Scherschligt, Yuanchao Yang, Katie M. Schlatter, Robert G. Driver, Christina D. Cross, John S. Quintavalle
Piston gauges or pressure balances are important primary standards for the realization of the SI unit of pressure, the Pascal. The National Institute of

Tools and Instruments

Si EUV Photodiode Transfer Standard

Silicon (Si) photodiodes are issued by NIST as transfer standard detectors throughout the extreme ultraviolet spectral region (5 nm to 254 nm). Each device is

Spectral comparator facilities

Visible to near-infrared spectral comparator facility (Vis/NIR SCF)The Vis/NIR SCF is a monochromator-based system that typically measures the spectral power

Awards