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Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 01/10/2014

Our goal is to develop and demonstrate a MEMS-based methodology for evaluating time-dependent mechanical properties of materials that undergo … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Last Updated Date: 07/23/2013

The Chemical Sciences Division is involved in development of standards and reference materials for restricted hazardous substances through … more

Materials Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Distribution
Last Updated Date: 07/08/2013

The goal of this project is to enable the development of a scientific and technical infrastructure for the safe and efficient use of hydrogen as a … more

Measurement Methods and Standards for Public Safety and Security
Last Updated Date: 03/28/2013

Measurements and standards research within the Chemical Sciences Division related to public safety and security include a diverse group of … more

Calibration of Beta-Particle Sources and Instruments for Radiation Protection
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

A calibration service for protection-level beta-particle sources and instrumentation has been in place at NIST for several years

Advanced X-ray Systems for the Detection of Special Nuclear Materials
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

The Dosimetry Group provides support to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their … more

Comparison of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 Standards for Cargo and Vehicle Screening
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

We are undertaking a comparison of the relative performance of ANSI N42.46 and IEC 62523 consensus standards for x-ray cargo and vehicle screening. more

National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

The primary objective of this project is to assure the technical performance and radiation safety of the nation’s x-ray and gamma-ray security … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/12/2013

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

Hydrogen Pipeline Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/31/2013

We provide critical data, measurement methods and models that enable safe and economical transport, delivery and storage of hydrogen fuel, an … more

Public Safety Communication Systems
Last Updated Date: 12/13/2012

The primary objective of the Public Safety Communications Research program is to lead the development of wireless telecommunications and … 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

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

After enactment of the CPSIA, a collaboration was established between the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NIST for the purpose of … more

Evaluation of Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray) Canisters for Chemical Content and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Aerosol sprays containing oleoresin capsicum, an extract of hot peppers, have been widely used by law enforcement agencies to subdue … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

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