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Therese A. Butler (Assoc)

Terrie began her career at NBS in the area of atomic spectroscopy and primarily in trace-level elemental measurements using atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy. Subsequently in 1986, her emphasis moved into the development of elemental solution standards (the Spectrometric Solution Program), an area in which she has worked for the last 30 years. She has been involved in the certification of approximately 1000 SRMs over her career at NBS/NIST and is the author or co-author of over 25 peer-reviewed publications in these areas.


  • NBS/NIST Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of Standard Reference Materials, 1985, 1991

Membership and Professional Activities:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Iota Sigma Pi
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Selected Publications

Preparation and Characterization of a Suite of Ephedra-Containing Standard Reference Materials

Katherine E. Sharpless, David L. Anderson, Therese A. Butler, J. M. Betz, Douglas A. Howell, S. G. Capar, J. Cheng, C. Fraser, G. Gardner, T. Ihara, J. W. Lam, Stephen E. Long, Elizabeth A. Mackey, M. McCooeye, Karen E. Murphy, W. R. Mindak, S. Mitvalsky, Karen W. Phinney, Barbara J. Porter, A. NguyenPho, Lane C. Sander, M. C. Roman, Mary B. Satterfield, Jeanice M. Brown Thomas, C. Scriver, R. E. Sturgeon, Robert D. Vocke Jr., Stephen A. Wise, Laura J. Wood, James H. Yen, L. Yang, G. C. Ziobro


CCQM-K143 Comparison of Copper Calibration Solutions Prepared by NMIs/DIs

John L. Molloy, Michael R. Winchester, Therese A. Butler, Olaf Rienitz, Volker Goerlitz, Anita Roethke, Volker Goerlitz, Rodrigo Caciano de Sena, Lu Yang, Kenny Nadeau, Patricia R. Arancibia, Wu Bing, Zhou Tao, James Snell, Jochen Vogl, Maren Koenig, R. K. Kotnala, S. Swarupa Tripathy, Christine Elishian, Rosi Ketrin, Toshihiro Suzuki, Tom Oduor Okumu, Yong-Hyeon Yim, Judith Velina Lara Manzano, Mirella Buzoianu, Alena Sobina, Veniamin Zyskin, Egor Sobina, Pavel Migal, Mare Linsky, Suleyman Z. Can, Betul Ari, Heidi Goenaga Infante
CCQM-K143 is a key comparison that assesses participants' ability to prepare single element calibration solutions. Preparing calibration solutions properly is

Certification of Beryllium Mass Fraction in SRM 1877 Beryllium Oxide Powder Using High-Performance Inductively-Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry with Exact Matching

Michael R. Winchester, Gregory C. Turk, Therese A. Butler, Thomas J. Oatts, Charles Coleman, Donald Nadratowski, Ritu Sud, Mark D. Hoover, Aleksandr B. Stefaniak
High-Performance Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (HP-ICP-OES) was used to certify the Be mass fraction in National Institute of
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022