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NIST Reference Colorimeter



Maria E. Nadal, Robert R. Bousquet, Gael Obein


The Optical Technology Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a reference instrument for measuring the surface color of non-fluorescent samples at the standard measuring geometries of 0 /45 , ~0 /d, and 8 /d with high accuracy. In addition, this instrument is capable of measuring the full Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of colored samples.
Proceedings Title
10th| AIC Color 05
Conference Dates
May 1, 2005
Conference Location
Granada, SP
Conference Title
Congress of the International Color Association


color, colorimetry, surface color, uncertainties


Nadal, M. , Bousquet, R. and Obein, G. (2005), NIST Reference Colorimeter, 10th| AIC Color 05, Granada, SP (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created May 9, 2005, Updated June 5, 2017