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Advanced infrared radiometry and imaging
Last Modified: 10/13/2011

Radiation thermometers and blackbodies can be calibrated using a set of blackbodies.  These blackbodies can vary in size and can be fixed-points … more

Aperture area measurement facility
Last Modified: 12/15/2011

NIST has established an absolute aperture area measurement facility for circular and near-circular apertures use in radiometric instruments. The … more

Beamline 10: Electron beam imaging
Last Modified: 03/25/2015

Beamline 10 of the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility is a diagnostics end-station used to determine the transverse size of the stored … more

Beamline 2: Spectrometer Calibrations
Last Modified: 08/25/2015

Absolute irradiance calibrations based on the calculability of synchrotron radiation are performed on beamline 2. See GOES-R/EXIS and SDO as … more

Beamline 3: Center for Advanced Synchrotron Radiation-Based Metrology
Last Modified: 06/22/2015

Streamlining Detector-based Radiometry at SURF III NIST has maintained the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility SURF for nearly 6 decades as … more

Beamline 4: Ultraviolet Optical Properties and Calibrations
Last Modified: 08/19/2015

Beamline 4 is a general purpose radiometric beamline consists of a 2 m monochromator to disperse radiation from SURF III. An Absolute Cryogenic … more

Beamline 5: Electron beam imaging
Last Modified: 08/20/2015

Beamline 5 of the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility is a diagnostics end-station used to determine the transverse size of the stored … more

Beamline 8: EUV Surface Chemistry & Lifetime
Last Modified: 04/23/2015

Sometime soon, microchip fabricators will take the next major step in the relentless reduction of feature size, from the current minimum of 22 nm … more

Bidirectional optical scattering facility
Last Modified: 11/28/2014

Goniometric optical scatter instrument (GOSI) The bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) quantifies the angular distribution of … more

Color and appearance metrology facility
Last Modified: 01/08/2015

The NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory has established the color and appearance metrology facility to support calibration services for 0°/45° … more

Complete hemispherical infrared laser-based reflectometer (CHILR)
Last Modified: 07/27/2015

A custom instrument, the Complete Hemispherical infrared Laser-based Reflectometer (CHILR), employs a gold integrating sphere and is used for the … more

Continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer
Last Modified: 03/30/2015

The continuous-wave terahertz spectrometer makes use of two near-infrared lasers. The first laser is a fixed-frequency cw ring Ti:Saph laser … more

Electronic Nanodevices Laboratory
Last Modified: 02/03/2015

We are developing measurement and fabrication capabilities for nanoscale characterization of electronic nanodevices relevant to energy transport, … more

EUV Detector Radiometry Beamline
Last Modified: 08/25/2015

The EUV Detector Radiometry Beamline (BL-9) is devoted to detector-based radiometry and other measurements of optical properties in the extreme … more

Facility for irradiance calibration using synchrotrons
Last Modified: 10/13/2011

The spectral irradiances of deuterium lamps from 200 nm to 400 nm are calibrated in the Facility for Irradiance Calibration Using Synchrotrons … more

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