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Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

Our goal is to develop certified reference materials, standard test methods, measurements, and critical data for the physicochemical … 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

STARR II
Last Updated Date: 11/14/2012

STARR II is a facility for measuring reflectance and scattering of materials in the ultraviolet to short-wave infrared wavelength range (230 nm to … 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

Carbon Mitigation Measurements
Last Updated Date: 10/04/2012

The global environmental problems caused by emission of CO 2 (global warming, rising sea levels and increased acidity of oceans) must be abated. … 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

Monitoring Contaminants in the Arctic and Subarctic Using Banked Seabird Eggs
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

More than 95% of the seabirds breeding in the continental United States nest at colonies in the Bering and Chukchi seas and Gulf of Alaska. In … more

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer for Ozone Measurement Traceability
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The NIST Standard Reference Photometer (SRP), developed jointly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), has provided an … more

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