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State-resolved Biomolecular Spectroscopies
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

Sensitive and fully state resolved spectroscopic methods in the terahertz (THz) and ultraviolet (UV) regions are being developed to investigate … more

Primary optical watt radiometer (POWR)
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

The Sensor Science Division of NIST realizes and maintains the unit of optical power (watt) with the NIST reference cryogenic radiometer, Primary … more

Lunar spectral irradiance and radiance (LUSI)
Last Updated Date: 03/30/2015

LUnar Spectral Irradiance and radiance (LUSI) is a proposed suite of instruments to radiometrically characterize the Moon for use as an on-orbit … more

Synchrotron Radiation-Based Calibrations for Space Weather Prediction
Last Updated Date: 03/24/2015

Orbital ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers are calibrated on beamline 2, taking advantage of the calculability of synchrotron … more

Theoretical Mass Spectrometry
Last Updated Date: 03/18/2015

Mass spectrometry is an important technique in analytical chemistry, essential in areas including drug development, criminal and agricultural … more

Nanomagnetic Imaging
Last Updated Date: 02/25/2015

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

Novel Sources for Focused-ion Beams
Last Updated Date: 02/23/2015

Focused beams of ions have a wide range of uses, from nanoscale imaging to the fabrication of nanomaterials. In the CNST, researchers are … more

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

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

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

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