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Connecting Thermodynamic and Dynamic Properties of Bulk and Confined Fluids
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

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

Reference Measurement Procedures and Materials for Creatinine
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing problem in the U.S., and current estimates suggest that more than 20 million Americans are affected by … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Measurements and Standards for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 02/09/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health's … more

SRMs for Organic Contaminants in Human Serum, Milk, and Urine
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

NIST and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating to develop seven new SRMs to meet the expanding needs for the … more

International Comparisons
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

Because of NIST's role as the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in the U.S., the Chemical Sciences Division's measurement capabilities must be … more

Fluid Suspensions & Emulsions
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2015

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

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 02/05/2015

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: 02/05/2015

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

Development of SRMs for Accurate Assessment of Exposure to Toxic Elements and Anions
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Centers for Disease Control … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

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

NIST Chemistry Webbook
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

The NIST Chemistry WebBook is a site on the Internet ( http://webbook.nist.gov/ ) that provides convenient access to a variety of physical and … more

Virtual Measurements
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

Compared with conventional, physical measurements, the cost of computational modeling continues to drop. This has driven many industries to … more

Theoretical Mass Spectrometry
Last Updated Date: 02/03/2015

Mass spectrometry is an important technique in analytical chemistry, essential in areas including drug development, criminal and agricultural … more

Microfluidic Synthesis of Nanoparticles
Last Updated Date: 01/30/2015

Liposomes are nanometer-sized spherical vesicles made of phospholipids similar to those found in cell membranes of living organisms. Traditional … more

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