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Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

HML Organic Chemical Metrology Program Areas
Last Updated Date: 04/13/2016

The Organic Chemical Metrology Program exists within the Chemical Sciences Division, MML, which is located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in … more

Biomanufacturing
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health … more

A Fundamental Study of the Conformational Phase Behavior of Chain Molecules at Interfaces
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

Chain molecules tethered or adsorbed to solid surfaces are at the heart of a wide range of technologies. Examples include colloidal particle … 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

Fluorescence Microscope Benchmarking
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

We have made available a method to characterize a fluorescence microscope's performance by benchmarking the detection threshold, saturation and … 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

Structure-Property Links in Deformation
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2016

This project aims to improve models linking the microscale, grain-level deformation properties, and the macroscopic, continuum deformation … more

Water Measurement Science
Last Updated Date: 03/22/2016

The Material Measurement Lab provides measurements, standards, and data to ensure availability and sustainability of our water resources. MML … more

Measurement Quality in Hydrogen Storage R&D
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

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

Determinations of Boron Deposit Quality by Neutron Depth Profiling
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

Straw detectors are a new concept in position-sensitive neutron detectors recently developed by Proportion Technology Inc. The detectors are … more

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