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Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 01/28/2015

The objective of the impact verification program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 01/26/2015

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

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection
Last Updated Date: 01/26/2015

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

NIST Test Bed for Explosives Trace Detection
Last Updated Date: 01/22/2015

The NIST Entry Point Screening Test Bed conducts fundamental research to generate measurements and standards that address critical challenges in … more

Public Safety Communications
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

To provide the public safety community with a better understanding of what to expect from new and emerging networking technologies, and accelerate … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

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: 01/20/2015

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

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Beryllium exposure poses a significant health risk, and a new SRM has been developed to enhance beryllium safety in the workplace. SRM 1877 … more

Determination of Traces of Fissionable Materials Using Delayed Neutron Activation Analysis
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Detecting clandestine fissile material like 235 U and 239 Pu is technically challenging in the lab or in the field because it emits little … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 12/11/2014

Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without … more

Personal Body Armor
Last Updated Date: 12/05/2014

Our goal is to prevent the catastrophic failure of ballistic body armor by developing measurements and predictive models to test and determine the … more

Biomagnetic Imaging Standards and Microsystems
Last Updated Date: 12/02/2014

The Magnetics Group's program in biomagnetic imaging standards and microsystems develops calibration standards and new types of magnetic contrast … more

Microsystems for Harsh Environment Testing
Last Updated Date: 12/01/2014

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

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