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Remote Sensing Group

The group establishes the detector-based scale for radiant power responsivity through cryogenic electrical substitution radiometry, and disseminates the scale to the remote sensing community via radiance and irradiance responsivity through the SIRCUS, hyperspectral imaging, and LBIR facilities. The group also establishes and disseminates measurement scales for optical/infrared properties of materials and performs supporting theoretical analysis.

News and Updates

Fly Me (Partway) to the Moon

Last week, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United

How Bright is the Moon, Really?

The “inconstant moon,” as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed lovers might have thought. Now researchers

Projects and Programs

Hyperspectral Microscopy

Hyperspectral imagery (HSI) microscopy allows for vegetation and geologic material to be examined at the sub-centimeter spatial scale.

Pico-Watt ACR

The goal of the Pico-Watt ACR project (pW-ACR) is to develop an absolute cryogenic radiometer (ACR) able to calibrate 1 pW of optical power with less than 1%

Publications

Probing the Participation of Oxygen Redox in the Electrochemical Cycling of Li-Rich Li2IrO3

Author(s)
Eric L. Shirley, John T. Vinson, Liang Li, Maria K. Chan, Joong S. Park, Eungje Lee, John W. Freeland, Zhenpeng Yao, Fernando Castro, Timothy T. Fister, Christopher M. Wolverton, Michael Thackeray
To exploit extra capacity beyond the traditionally postulated transition metal redox in Li-ion batteries, it is imperative to understand the exact role of

Tools and Instruments

Telescope calibration facility (TCF)

The Telescope Calibration Facility (TCF) was designed to support the NIST Stars project by providing a facility to radiometricly calibrate long focal length

BMDO transfer radiometer (BXR)

NIST developed the BMDO transfer radiometer (BXR) to calibrate small-aperture blackbodies for the test facilities of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). In

Awards

2005 APS Fellow - Eric Shirley

The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important...

2001 APS Fellow - Zachary Levine

The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important...

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