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Chemical Metrology for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

A wide range of industrial sectors and their customers and suppliers are involved directly with NIST in the prioritization and development of … more

Reference Materials and Standards for Fossil Fuels, Electric Utility Emissions, and Coal Combustion By-Products
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fossil fuel Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) continue to be in high demand by the … more

Fossil Fuel Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

To support regulatory and industry requirements for reference materials and standards, NIST produces and maintains a large inventory of fossil … more

Activated Carbon and FGD Gypsum Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

New Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) consisting of activated carbon sorbent materials and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum are being … more

Establishing Measurement Traceability for Gaseous Mercury Emissions Monitoring
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

As a result of the environmental impact of mercury and the neurotoxic risk associated with trophic transfer of methyl mercury to humans, the … more

Development of Standards in Support of Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicles
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) has proposed a Hydrogen Fuel Quality Specification Guideline. Several contaminants, in … more

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

No existing hydrogen storage material satisfies the Department of Energy (DoE) goal of achieving a commercial hydrogen storage system for … more

Analytical Metrology in Support of the US Hydrogen Infrastructure
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Under the initiative 'Enabling the Hydrogen Economy,' NIST will apply its unique facilities and expertise in the multi-agency effort to make … more

Development of Standards for the World Meteorological Organization, Global Atmosphere Watch Program
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The presence of hydrocarbons in the atmosphere has become important to climate change assessment studies due to their role as precursors to ozone … more

Measurements and Standards to Support Global Climate Change Studies
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Much of the world's assessment and critical evaluation of currently available data on contributions to climate change comes from the … more

Gas Standards in Support of NASA’s Space Shuttle Monitoring Program
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center requires accurate gas mixtures containing argon, helium, hydrogen, … more

Computational Biology: Comarison of Cell Image Segmentation Algorithms
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

With the advent of automated data acquisition systems in conjunction with on-line imaging devices, the biological researcher is potentially … more

Infrared Imaging Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Last Updated Date: 07/09/2012

There are a variety of tools for characterizing nanoscale morphology and structure, such as scanning probe, scanning electron, and transmission … more

Absolute Ag108 Characterization Based on Gamma-Gamma Coincident Detection by Two Nai (TI) Detectors
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

A two-dimensional analysis of three coincident gamma-rays in 108 Ag m decay, detected by two NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors, allows a direct … more

Primary Radioactivity Standardization of Ni-63
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

Ni-63 is of considerable interest and importance in radionuclidic metrology as well as for radiation protection surveillance around nuclear … more

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