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Calibration of Low-Energy Photon Brachytherapy Sources
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2013

Small radioactive "seed" sources used in prostate brachytherapy, containing the radionuclide 103 Pd, 125 I, or 131 Cs, are calibrated in terms of … more

NIST Work in Support of the Navy Dosimetry Program
Last Updated Date: 02/27/2013

The U.S. Navy uses thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) to monitor personnel for radiation exposure.

Traceability for Industrial Irradiator
Last Updated Date: 02/26/2013

U.S. manufacturers have contended for decades that traceability to national standards for industrial irradiation applications is best achieved by … more

High Rate Testing
Last Updated Date: 02/22/2013

This project involves sample geometry and metrological development for high rate servohydraulic testing. (Content to be uploaded soon) more

Testing of Radiation Detection Systems
Last Updated Date: 12/12/2012

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

Thermodynamic & Kinetic Data for Sustainable Energy
Last Updated Date: 10/05/2012

Industry needs thermodynamic and kinetic data for the development of new materials for sustainable energy applications; expanded and new databases … more

Evaluation of the Extent of Electron Scattering in a Low Vacuum Scanning Electron Microscope
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

Low vacuum scanning electron microscopes utilize gas molecules in the specimen chamber to neutralize the specimen charging from the impinging … more

DTSA-II Reinvention of a Classic
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The original NBS/NIH DTSA (Desktop Spectrum Analyzer) software was widely used in the x-ray microanalysis research community. The combination of … more

Analysis of 3D Elemental Mapping Artifacts in Biological Specimens using Monte Carlo Simulation
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

We performed Monte Carlo simulation to demonstrate the feasibility of using the focused ion beam based X-ray microanalysis technique (FIB-EDS) for … more

A Comparison of WD-EPMA Heterogeneity Testing Procedures
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

The heterogeneity of the four elements in a TiAl(NbW) SRM 2061 alloy were determined from five specimens with WD-EPMA (wavelength dispersive – … 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

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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