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Accelerator Facilities
Last Updated Date: 07/06/2015

The Radiation Physics Division's accelerator facilities continue to support a broad range of research efforts in the areas of industrial and … more

Support of the Navy Dosimetry Program
Last Updated Date: 07/06/2015

The U.S. Navy uses thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) to monitor personnel for radiation exposure.

Precision Measurement of the Branching Ratio and Energy Spectrum of Radiative Neutron Decay
Last Updated Date: 07/06/2015

Neutron beta-decay is typically considered as a three-body process, but it is always accompanied by inner-bremsstrahlung soft photons, n → e − + p … more

Portable Field Test Standard for Evaluation of Hydrogen Gas Dispensers
Last Updated Date: 07/06/2015

Today, hydrogen-powered demonstration vehicles are refueled from dispensers in 3 to 5 minutes using sequential gas releases from a bank of … more

Radioactivity Standard Reference Material Program
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

The Standard Reference Materials Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides science, industry, and government … more

Californium Neutron Irradiation Facility
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2015

NIST maintains the Californium Neutron Irradiation Facility (CNIF), which is an exposure facility providing fast neutrons for irradiations … more

Metrology and Synthesis of 3D Nanostructures
Last Updated Date: 06/25/2015

Nanostructures are a critical component of innovations in electronics, energy conservation, renewable energy, biomedical research, and health … more

Optical and Microwave Waveform Synthesis
Last Updated Date: 06/24/2015

We use femtosecond-laser frequency combs to generate optical and microwave waveforms with unprecedented noise performance.     more

Testing of Radiation Detection Systems
Last Updated Date: 06/22/2015

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

NIST-on-a-Chip in the ADI Group
Last Updated Date: 06/17/2015

We are developing core technology tools to enable chip-scale standards that realize a broad range of base and derived SI units in compact, … more

Power Devices and Thermal Metrology
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

The Power Devices and Thermal Metrology Project develops electrical and thermal measurement methods and equipment to support development and … more

X-ray Detection with Large Area Avalanche Photodiodes for the Neutron Radiative Decay Experiment
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

Operation of the second neutron radiative decay experiment has been completed. In this experiment we observed the emission of photons that … more

Active Interrogation Standards
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

Active interrogation involves directing nuclear radiation into a closed container and measuring secondary radiations to gain information about the … more

Pushing and Understanding the Limits of Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping of He-3
Last Updated Date: 06/12/2015

Neutron spin filters based on polarized 3He rely on the strong spin dependence of the absorption of neutrons by 3He gas.

Transient Flow Facility
Last Updated Date: 06/10/2015

Today, demonstration vehicles are refueled with hydrogen from dispensers within 3 to 5 minutes using sequential gas releases from a bank of … more

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