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Evolution of Image Spatial Resolution
Last Updated Date: 08/25/2015

Measuring the through-plane water content in a hydrogen fuel cell is critical to understanding this complicated heat and mass transport … more

Sealant Service Life Prediction
Last Updated Date: 08/11/2015

The Building Joint Sealant Service Life Prediction Research  project has been initiated by BFRL to deliver critical predictive models for service … more

Hydrogen Storage Optimization in Thin Film Combinatorial Alloys
Last Updated Date: 08/11/2015

Discovery of novel materials for hydrogen gas storage has prompted new avenues of research towards developing hydrogen as an alternative fuel. … more

Electron-Beam Irradiation of Solar Cells
Last Updated Date: 07/29/2015

The Dosimetry Group operates a system capable of performing electron beam processing, which consists of a Van de Graaff electron accelerator and a … more

Nanotribology for Nanomanufacturing (Archived)
Last Updated Date: 07/20/2015

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and includes studies of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and … more

Working Group
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2015

The US TAG assumes a mirror structure to ISO/TC 276. As each member country has one vote within ISO/TC 276, the US vote is determined by the … more

Smoke Stack Simulator
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2015

Today, inconsistencies between measured CO 2 emissions and emissions calculated from coal consumption are on the order of 10% to 20%. Either a … 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

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

Atomic Spectroscopy Data Center
Last Updated Date: 05/27/2015

Critical compilations of atomic energy levels, transition wavelengths, and transition probabilities. Online databases. more

Electron Beam Ion Trap (EBIT) Facility
Last Updated Date: 05/27/2015

The NIST EBIT Facility is used to investigate the science and applications of highly charged ions.

Smart Grid Program
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

To develop and demonstrate advances in measurement science to enable integration of interoperable and secure real-time sensing, control, … more

Wide-area Monitoring and Control of Smart Grid
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

Without ubiquitous, accurate, and reliable real-time sensors, the electric grid will not have the resiliency, reliability, and capacity to manage … more

Power Conditioning Systems for Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

The introduction of variable renewables, storage and microgrids into today's electrical grid requires conversion of electric power from one form … more

Smart Grid Communication Networks
Last Updated Date: 05/19/2015

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

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