The Fluid Characterization Group is part of the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division (ACMD) on the NIST Boulder campus. We develop and validate novel methods and instrumentation for measurements of fundamental thermophysical properties such as vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE), vapor-solid equilibrium (VSE), interaction parameters, vapor pressure, and competitive adsorption. We focus on challenging, real-world systems that contain trace compounds or reactive molecules, typically in complex mixtures.
Applications for our work include: GWP/GHG refrigerants, indoor air quality, forensics, exposure science, environmental science, energy technology, and numerous field sampling applications. We collaborate with industry, universities, and government agencies. We participate in several standards organizations to support the adoption of improved methods.
The group’s analytical capabilities are the product of an extensive suite of instrumentation and staff with years of specialized experience.
We operate a fully equipped nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy laboratory with a high-field (600 MHz NMR) spectrometry and a suite of NMR probes that allow for structural, dynamic, and diffusion measurements of gases, liquids, and solids as well as a 60 MHz benchtop NMR system.
|Cheryle Beuning||(303) 497-3383||cheryle.beuning [at] nist.gov|
|Jennifer (Jenny) Berry||(303) 497-7033||jennifer.berry [at] nist.gov|
|Zack Fishman (Guest Researcher)||zack.fishman [at] nist.gov|
|Kavita Jeerage||(303) 497-4968||kavita.jeerage [at] nist.gov|
|Samantha (Sam) Miller||samantha.miller [at] nist.gov|
|Malgorzata (Gorza) Musial||malgorzata.musial [at] nist.gov|
|Chris Suiter||(303) 497-4027||chris.suiter [at] nist.gov|
|Tara Lovestead||(303) 497-5614||tara.lovestead [at] nist.gov|
|Jason Widegren||(303) 497-5207||jason.widegren [at] nist.gov|
|Katherine Zink (Guest Researcher)||(303) 497-4967||katherine.zink [at] nist.gov|
|Megan Harries||mharries [at] nas.edu (Program Officer for the Chemical Sciences and Technology at NASEM)|
|Kyle Covington||kyle.covington [at] nist.gov|
|Adam Friss||adam.friss [at] nist.gov|