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NIST develops the testing, measurements, and reference materials needed to ensure the quality of energy-related products and services and ensure fairness in the marketplace.

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Property measurements of the very highest accuracies are important for developing the thermodynamic and transport property models for working fluids and

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That House on the Hill: Bringing Measurement Science Home

When people ask NIST employees what they do, we often rely on the somewhat nebulous term “measurement science.” To many in the technical community, NIST’s role in measurement science is clear because they are often surrounded by instruments that bear some sort of NIST-traceable calibration certificate. NIST staff may be able to explain the painstaking work we do to realize basic measurement units
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Spotlight: Maria Munoz’s Journey Into Spectroscopy Took Her Around the World

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Spotlight: Examining Solar Panel Materials at the Microscale

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Deciding Whether to Install Solar Panels on Your Home? A New NIST Web Tool Can Help

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