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Standards

NIST develops and disseminates the standards that allow technology to work seamlessly and business to operate smoothly.

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

Events

Industry Impacts

Massive Forces for Heavy Industry

Measuring large forces, such as the thrust of a rocket engine or the deflection of an aircraft wing, requires well-calibrated force sensors. NIST’s unique

Projects and Programs

Quantum Conductance

Graphene, discovered in 2004, has truly extraordinary electronic properties that enable new approaches in many areas where conventional materials are running

Charpy Machine Verification Program

The objective of the NIST Charpy Machine Verification Program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural steels

Xray Stress Measurement

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load. For experiments

Publications

The Molybdenum K-shell X-ray Emission Spectrum

Author(s)
Marcus H. Mendenhall, Lawrence T. Hudson, Csilla I. Szabo-Foster, Albert Henins, James P. Cline
Abstract We present newly measured spectra of the X-ray emission of a molybdenum metal anode subject to electron bombardment, using a very high dispersion

Software

LFPF Software

The Logistic Function Profile Fitting program, LFPF, is based on a Fortran program written for DOS and originally issued under the name LOGIT. This program was

NOVIS - NIST Ontological Visualization

NOVIS provides an interactive visual interface to the terminology used in a variety of standards related to sustainable manufacturing. The area of sustainable

Tools and Instruments

Spectrally tunable lighting facility

Solid-state lighting (SSL) is increasingly being introduced into the market and it is expected that many of the light sources currently used for general

Awards

2019 PECASE - Kathryn Keenan

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to...