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NIST Reference Materials: Their Purpose and Their Future

Published

Author(s)

Steven J. Choquette, David L. Duewer, Katherine E. Sharpless

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly the National Bureau of Standards, was established by the U.S. Congress in 1901 and charged with establishing a measurement foundation to facilitate U.S. and international commerce. This broad language provides NIST with the ability to establish and implement its programs in response to changes in national needs and priorities. This report traces some of the changes in NIST's reference material programs over time and presents the NIST Measurement Material Laboratory's current approach to promoting accuracy and metrological traceability of chemical measurements and validation of chemical measurement processes.
Citation
Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
Volume
Vol. 13:453-474

Keywords

Commutability, Harmonization, Measurement Uncertainty, Metrological Traceability, Standardization

Citation

Choquette, S. , Duewer, D. and Sharpless, K. (2020), NIST Reference Materials: Their Purpose and Their Future, Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, [online], https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anchem-061318-115314 (Accessed October 3, 2022)
Created March 15, 2020, Updated February 4, 2022