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Cryogenic Technologies Project
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The mission of the Cryogenic Technologies Project at NIST is to conduct research in cryogenics, working with industry and other government … more

Vapor Characterization
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

A vapor is a fluid that develops (and will always be formed) above a condensed phase such as a solid or liquid. Understanding vapors is critical … more

Working/Functional Fluids
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The conversion of primary energy (e.g. heat generated by the combustion of a fuel) into useful work most often involves a working fluid operating … more

Standard Reference Fluid Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Property measurements of the very highest accuracies are important for developing the thermodynamic and transport property models for working … more

Proficiency Test Results
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Proficiency Test (PT) results are available at no cost to customers who have tested SRMs 2092, 2096, and 2098.   A PT result serves as a means to … more

Fuels
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Energy is one of the most critical problems facing the United States, with technical, economic and public policy aspects. Decision makers depend … more

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The Cryogenic Technologies Project has been funded by ONR since FY2005 to measure and model the losses in 4 K regenerators and pulse tubes. These … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The Thermophysical Properties Division has begun a program to develop thermophysical property data for the biofuels. Transportation fuels will … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Hydrogen Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

We provide critical data, measurement methods and models that enable safe and economical transport, delivery and storage of hydrogen fuel, an … more

Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest … more

Electronic Structure and Excited-State Dynamics at Donor-Acceptor Interfaces
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Organic photovoltaic cells rely upon molecular interfaces to separate charge. Efficient charge separation depends molecular structure and … more

Optical Characterization of Advanced Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

A wide range of technologies are impacted by the performance of thin (<100 nm) layers of advanced materials. This is particularly true in the … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the … more

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