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Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

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

Measurements and Modeling of Moist Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Thermophysical properties of gas mixtures containing water are important in several contexts, such as humidity standards and the design of … more

Thermophysical Properties of Biofuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Low Temperature Regenerator and Pulse Tube Losses
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

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

Real Fuels
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

This programs is aimed at determining the fundamental chemical and physical properties of the large organic compounds in fuels related to their … more

Spectroscopic Measurements of Atmospheric Gases for Monitoring Greenhouse Gases
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Climate scientists are developing a new generation of spectrometers for the NASA-sponsored inventory of atmospheric greenhouse gases, most notably … more

Theory and Modeling of Materials for Renewable Energy
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2012

Renewable energy sources such as solar energy are attractive alternatives to fossil fuels because of their abundant supply and pollution-free power … 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

Nanostructures for Energy Conversion
Last Updated Date: 07/10/2012

Electrochemical systems containing nanostructured materials are increasingly being incorporated into  devices for efficiently harvesting, storing, … more

Nanostructured Thermoelectrics
Last Updated Date: 07/09/2012

Thermoelectrics are materials that can reversibly convert a temperature difference across the material into electricity. As a renewable technology, … 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

Quantification of the Alpha Wall Effect in Liquid Scintillation Counting
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

A long-standing uncertainty in liquid scintillation (LS) counting has been the possible loss of counting efficiency. 

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

Components of Variance in Liquid Scintillation Counting
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

As part of the standardization of the 239 Pu solution that was disseminated by NIST as Standard Reference Material (SRM) 4330C, a detailed study … more

Radon Binding to Water-Soluble Cryptophane
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2012

Collaboration on investigating the thermodynamics of radon binding with a new and novel class of cryptophane molecules is currently underway with … more

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