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Standard Reference Materials

Standard Reference Materials are certified reference materials (CRMs) that can be used to help develop accurate methods of analysis, to calibrate measurement systems used to measure a property at the state-of-the-art limit.

Standard Reference Data

Standard Reference Data cover a broad range scientific disciplines including atomic and molecular physics, chemical and crystal structures, fluids, material properties, biotechnology, optical character recognition and more. Data products include web applications, personal computer products, site licenses, subscriptions and distributor agreements. The SRD data program includes the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data.


smart mirror

Introducing the ‘Smart Mirror’

September 17, 2018
Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D...



NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference

November 07, 2018 to November 09, 2018
On November 7-9, 2018, NIST will host the 2018 Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference. Building on previous NIST workshops, the conference aims to share and...
Forensics at NIST

Forensics @NIST 2018

November 07, 2018 to November 08, 2018
Join us for Forensics @NIST, November 7-8 , 2018 , when you will have the opportunity to visit the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, meet our scientists,...