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Traceable Calibration Gases: SRMs, NTRMS, and Protocol Gases
Last Updated Date: 05/13/2013

The Gas Metrology Group in the Chemical Sciences Division is tasked with providing traceability in gas analysis for the U.S. This group works with … more

Lunar spectral irradiance and radiance (LUSI)
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2013

LUnar Spectral Irradiance and radiance (LUSI) is a proposed suite of instruments to radiometrically characterize the Moon for use as an on-orbit … more

Simultaneous Determination of Mercury and Tin Species in Standard Reference Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Methods applicable to the extraction and quantification of mercury and tin species in biological, environmental, and clinical reference materials … more

Certification of Three Soil SRMs for Inorganic Environmental Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Analysis of soils for metals and other elements is essential in assessing environmental compliance and the impacts of potentially toxic elements … more

Interlaboratory Comparison Exercises for Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements in Marine Sediments and Tissues
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Three separate interlaboratory comparison exercises for environmental contaminants in marine specimens were administered in 2007/2008 by … more

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

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

Assessing NP EHS
Last Updated Date: 02/02/2013

Due to their small size, nanoparticles can enter living organisms in previously unforeseen ways and their immense surface area results in higher … more

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 11/19/2012

Orbital ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers are calibrated on beamline 2, taking advantage of the calculability of synchrotron … more

HML Organic Chemical Metrology Program Areas
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

The Organic Chemical Metrology Program exists within the Chemical Sciences Division, MML, which is located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in … more

HML Inorganic Chemical Metrology Program Areas
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

The Inorganic Chemical Metrology Program exists within the Chemical Sciences Division, MML which is located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 10/22/2012

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

Mercury Vapor Pressure Correlation
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

An apparent difference between the historical mercury vapor concentration equations used by the mercury atmospheric measurement community and a … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 10/09/2012

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

NIST Aids the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Area of Marine Animal Health
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Marine animal health is affected by stressors including disease and man-made pollution. NIST assists NOAA primarily by evaluating marine-life … more

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