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Applied spectroradiometry and imaging metrology
Last Updated Date: 02/11/2015

Spectroradiometers are widely used for acquiring colorimetric, photometric, and radiometric quantities with a single measurement for a variety of … more

Microcryocooler for Terahertz Detectors
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

NIST and the University of Colorado have been funded since April, 2006, by DARPA to develop a microcryocooler with a volume less than about 4 cm 3 … more

Nanoparticle Measurements and Standards for Biomedical Applications and Health
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Carbon Mitigation Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

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

Establishing Measurement Traceability for Gaseous Mercury Emissions Monitoring
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

As a result of the environmental impact of mercury and the neurotoxic risk associated with trophic transfer of methyl mercury to humans, the … more

Assessing NP EHS
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

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

Field Parameter Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Consider the consequences if nearby electronics could interfere with a jet's instruments or cause an automobile to stall. The Field Parameter … more

Fundamental Guided Wave Metrology
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2014

Radio-frequency (RF) waves and microwaves are involved with almost every facet of everyday life. Radio stations, television, wireless devices, … more

Renewable Polymers
Last Updated Date: 09/05/2014

Economic growth, such as that experienced in developed countries over the last century, cannot continue into the next century nor spread to less … more

Assessing the Internal Structure and Composition of Climatically-Relevant Atmospheric Particles
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Atmospheric particles with long atmospheric lifetimes affect Earth's radiative balance. These particles typically consist of multiple chemical … more

Trophic Transfer of Nanoparticles in a Simplified Invertebrate Food Web
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

We demonstrated that carboxylated and biotinylated quantum dots (QDs) can be transferred to higher trophic organisms (rotifers) through dietary … more

International Standards on the Properties of Water
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Researchers in the Thermophysical Properties Division of CSTL played a leading role in the development of several new international standards for … 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

Nanoparticle Distribution in the Natural Environment
Last Updated Date: 10/01/2012

Given the substantial differences between nanoparticles (NPs) and typical organic and inorganic environmental contaminants, new methods and … more

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