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Broadband Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy of Thin Films
Last Updated Date: 01/23/2015

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) is a high sensitivity alternative to conventional Raman spectroscopy. Ultrafast lasers are used to … more

Synchrotron Beamline Operations
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to ensure that the NIST beamlines U7A, X23A2, and X24A, located at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurements
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our objective is to provide comprehensive descriptions of the structure of advanced materials and devices by performing synchrotron-based … more

Synchrotron X-ray Measurement Method Development
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

Our goal is to develop state of-the-art synchrotron X-ray measurement technology, including instrumentation, methods, and analytical tools, to … more

Plasma Process Metrology
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Our multifaceted program provides numerous outputs to assist our customers. First, we develop and evaluate a variety of measurement techniques … more

Metrologies for Protein Structure, Function, and Modeling
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

NIST researchers in the Macromolecular Structure and Function Group are involved in a joint research program with scientists from the University … more

NIST Time Measurement and Analysis Service (TMAS)
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

The NIST Time Measurement and Analysis Service (TMAS) was designed to assist laboratories that maintain an accurate local time standard. The … more

NIST Frequency Measurement and Analysis Service (FMAS)
Last Updated Date: 01/14/2015

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

Molecular spectroscopy
Last Updated Date: 01/13/2015

The molecular spectroscopy sub-group carries out vibrational and rotational spectroscopic analyses on experimental data obtained primarily in the … more

Optical medical imaging
Last Updated Date: 01/13/2015

The Optical Medical Imaging program was established to advance the application of optical imaging in surgical, clinical, and medical practices. … more

Quantum information technology and correlated photon radiometry
Last Updated Date: 01/12/2015

We develop methods and devices to further radiometric techniques and quantum information technology. This includes developing and characterizing … more

Building the next generation reference reflectometer
Last Updated Date: 01/09/2015

ROSI (Robotic Optical Scatter Instrument) is a new facility for measuring reflectance and scattering of materials in the ultraviolet to short-wave … more

EUV Detector Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2015

Transfer standard photodiodes may be purchased with a calibration in the range from 5 nm to 254 nm. Other detectors supplied by the customer may … more

Spectrophotometry
Last Updated Date: 01/08/2015

Spectrophotometry is the quantitative measurement of the reflection or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. While … more

Photometry
Last Updated Date: 01/06/2015

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

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