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Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

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

Thermodynamics of ATP in Solution
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

Quantum chemical calculations have proven to be a reliable tool for the prediction of thermodynamics quantities, particularly for smaller organic … more

Reactivity of Nanoparticle Catalysts
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

Transition metal nanoparticle catalysts show great promise as the key enabling breakthrough for the realization of efficient and economical fuel … more

Prediction of Global Warming Potential
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

The global warming potential (GWP) of a number of compounds used by U.S. industry is not known or poorly known. Working with the EPA, a set of … more

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

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

Smart Grid Communication Networks
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

While there is a clear need for communication networks supporting reliable information transfer between the various entities in the electric grid, … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but … more

Building Integration with Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

New measurement science and industry standards are needed to enable building systems and consumers to interact with a future “smart grid,” which … more

Advanced Metering in Smart Distribution Grids
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

Electricity meters today face unprecedented challenges, from distorted waveforms on the grid, bidirectional metering for renewables, and the use … 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

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

Cyber-Physical Systems for Global Cities Project
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provide cities with a pathway to enhance and integrate key infrastructures and systems to dramatically improve … more

Cyber-Physical Systems Testbed Design Concepts Project
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

A key challenge to progress in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is the lack of robust platforms for experiment and testing, which NIST is addressing … more

Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 03/09/2016

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are smart systems that include engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. CPS and … more

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