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Regenerative Medicine
Last Updated Date: 05/24/2016

Our goal is to develop advanced measurement tools and standards for measuring scaffold properties and their impact on biological response.  

Thermodynamics of Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

To develop the thermodynamic data and methodology required for effective bioprocess engineering.

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

The Standard Reference Simulation Website is an ongoing project whose aim is to provide well-documented simulation results for a variety of … more

Connecting Thermodynamic and Dynamic Properties of Bulk and Confined Fluids
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

It is well known that the physical properties of a fluid can change profoundly, and often non-trivially, when placed in a confined environment. … more

Understanding Protein Solution Phase Behavior via Coarse-Grained Modeling
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

Much of our knowledge of protein folding comes from experiments on polypeptides in dilute solutions or from theoretical models of isolated … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

COMPLETED: Nanoscale Thermal Properties Project
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

Our goal is to develop measurement techniques to characterize the changes in thermal transport and thermal transition temperatures in polymeric … more

Solvation Free Energy
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2016

Measuring and maintaining water quality is increasingly becoming a significant global issue.  As new chemicals are introduced into the water … more

Atomic Standard for Pressure
Last Updated Date: 02/24/2016

NIST scientists are developing a highly accurate primary standard for pressure in the range 2 MPa to 7 MPa based on fundamental physical … more

Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 11/24/2015

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of temperature (in the range 0.65 K to 1235 K), and supports … more

Acoustic Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 11/23/2015

By measuring the speed of sound in argon gas, we have determined thermodynamic temperature with unprecedented accuracy in the range 0 °C to 552 … more

Ceramic Phase Equilibrium Data
Last Updated Date: 10/14/2015

Advanced ceramics and inorganic materials are critically enabling elements in devices and systems across many technology sectors, such as … more

Johnson Noise Thermometry
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2015

Johnson noise thermometry (JNT) is a primary temperature measurement technique based on the fundamental properties of thermal fluctuations in … more

Humidity
Last Updated Date: 08/31/2015

The NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group maintains and develops national standards of humidity (in the range 1 nmol/mol to 0.6 mol/mol of water … more

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