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Programs and Projects
Frequency Comb Calibration of Astronomical Spectrographs

We have constructed portable frequency combs that have provided in situ calibration of astronomical spectrographs, to aid in the search for … more

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions

We are trying to help take colloidal rheology understanding beyond uniformly charged spheres to particles with more complex interactions, through … more

Frequency Comb Spectroscopy

We use frequency combs based on ultrafast mode-locked lasers to perform precision spectroscopy in the near- and mid-infrared domains, for rapid, … more

Microresonator Device Research

With micro-resonators (fabricated in house or by collaborators) we are developing microcombs, integrated reference cavities and low-noise laser … more

Calcium Optical Beam Clock

A simple, compact alternative to the highest performing optical standards, the Ca clock uses a thermal beam of neutral atoms with one or two … more

Standard Reference Photometer

The Standard Reference Photometer (SRP) Program began in the early 1980s as collaboration between NIST and the U.S. Environmental Protection … more

Continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer

The continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer makes use of two near-infrared lasers. The first laser is a fixed-frequency cw ring Ti:Saph laser … more

Laboratory Equipment - X-Ray Residual Stress

Location: E137 The diffractometer is part of the Residual Stress Program with the main purpose of measuring strains/stresses. Other possible … more

Laboratory Equipment - X-Ray Reflectometer

Location: E137 The NCNR x-ray diffractometer is configured to allow both ?/2? diffraction and reflectometry. Typically Cu radiation is used with … more

Laboratory Equipment - Milli-Q Water System

Location: E134 Please refer to the manufacturer's website for more information. more

NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator Software

The NIST Mass and Fragment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which calculates the mass of an input peptide or protein sequence along … more

jb95 Spectral fitting program

A graphical user interface program, JB95 , based on a Windows 95 © API platform has been written in the C programming language to aid in the … more

Isotope Enrichment Calculator

The NIST Isotope Enrichment Calculator is a program written in Visual Basic which determines the percentage of 15 N enrichment of stable … more

Exercise Control System

The Systems Integration Division's (SID) Manufacturing & Modeling Simulation Group (MSG) worked with San Francisco Communications to support … more


* Download Expect source from SourceForge * Download Expect binaries from ActiveState * Expect Homepage Expect is a tool for automating … more

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. … more

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