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Air Speed Metrology
Last Updated Date: 07/12/2016

NIST’s versatile wind tunnel is used to calibrate customers’ air speed sensors and to conduct research on the design of novel anemometers, the … more

Calculation of optical constants and dielectric response
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2016

We maintain a suite of programs that can help calculate the optical properties of many solids throughout the electromagnetic spectrum.

Theory of the optical properties of materials
Last Updated Date: 06/20/2016

The overarching objective of this project is reliably calculating the bulk optical properties of materials, such as complex index of refraction, … more

Cold Core Technology Platform
Last Updated Date: 06/03/2016

We are building a cold-atom based sensor program that represents a new approach to metrology—to establish a set of chip-scale tools that enable … more

Affect of Partial Charge Calculation Method on Adsorption Thermodynamics
Last Updated Date: 04/14/2016

In classical molecular simulations, electrostatic contributions to the potential energy are typically accounted for by assigning partial charges … more

SDO/EVE/ESP Calibration
Last Updated Date: 04/12/2016

NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ) satellite on 11 Feb 2010 on a mission to study the sun. The EUV Variability Experiment ( EVE … more

A Precision Reactor Antineutrino Oscillation and Spectrum Measurement (PROSPECT)
Last Updated Date: 04/11/2016

PROSPECT, the PRecision Oscillation and SPECTrum experiment, located at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at ORNL will measure the … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 04/06/2016

The microscopic arrangement of the magnetic structure within a thin metal film plays a fundamental role in many technological applications ranging … more

NIST Standard Reference Simulation Website
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

The Standard Reference Simulation Website is an ongoing project whose aim is to provide well-documented simulation results for a variety of … more

Frequency Measurement and Analysis Service (FMAS)
Last Updated Date: 03/28/2016

The NIST Frequency Measurement and Analysis Service (FMAS) makes it easy to measure and calibrate any quartz, rubidium, cesium, or hydrogen maser … more

CODATA values of the fundamental constants
Last Updated Date: 03/14/2016

Every four years, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) issues recommended values of the fundamental physical constants. The … more

Air Kerma Calibrations in Radiation Protection Level 137Cs and 60Co Gamma Ray Beams
Last Updated Date: 03/09/2016

The Dosimetry Group maintains and disseminates the national measurement standards for air-kerma (exposure) from 137 Cs and 60 Co gamma-ray beams … more

Photometry
Last Updated Date: 03/08/2016

The purpose of photometry is to measure light in a way that takes the sensitivity of human visual system into account. While radiometry measures … more

Infrared optical properties of materials and components
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2016

Accurate measurements of the optical properties of materials in the infrared spectral range play an increasingly important role in the aerospace … more

Solid-state lighting metrology
Last Updated Date: 03/03/2016

With the rise of new, energy-efficient solid-state lighting (SSL) systems has come the need for new performance metrics and measurement methods to … more

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