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          Material Measurement Laboratory

          MML serves as the national reference laboratory for measurements in the chemical, biological and material sciences. Activities range from fundamental and applied research to the development and dissemination of certified reference materials and data to assure the quality of measurement results.

          Welcome to the Material Measurement Laboratory

          The Material Measurement Laboratory is one of two metrology laboratories within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The laboratory supports the?NIST mission?by serving as the national reference laboratory for measurements in the chemical, biological and material sciences. Our activities range from fundamental and applied research on the composition, structure and properties of industrial, biological and environmental materials and processes, to the development and dissemination of tools including reference measurement procedures, certified reference materials, critically evaluated data, and best practice guides that help assure measurement quality.

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          Events

          CFC Cake Talk IX

          Fri, Dec 13 2019, 10:30am
          Dear NIST and Department of Commerce Employees: We’re pleased to announce the 9 th installation of the annual train

          Industry Impacts

          Cement

          Cement is the core ingredient in concrete, the most widely used building material in the world. It plays an integral role in infrastructure such as buildings,

          Pipeline Safety

          More than 2.5 million miles of natural gas, liquid petroleum and hydrogen pipelines cross the United States. This infrastructure is critical to our energy needs

          Low GHG Refrigerants

          Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are potent greenhouse gases (GHG) that are being phased down by the U.S. and 196 other countries under the Montreal

          Projects and Programs

          Materials Informatics

          The Materials Genome Initiative will create a new era of materials innovation that will serve as a foundation for strengthening domestic industries in these

          Nanotube Metrology

          Nanotube metrology improvement is a significant effort in the Particles, Tubes and Colloids project dedicated to improving the measurement methods for, and

          Genome in a Bottle

          Consortium hosted by NIST and JIMB dedicated to authoritative characterization of benchmark human genomes. Sign up for General GIAB and Analysis Team email

          Biomanufacturing Initiative

          Protein drugs are the top selling pharmaceuticals worldwide, a hundred billion dollar industry, but also the fastest growing category of health care costs. The

          Microbiome Community Measurements

          Microbial communities (microbiomes) abound everywhere, forming resilient ecological networks adapted to their environments. Research has connected the behavior

          Awards

          David Long Honored with PECASE

          The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to...

          Edwin P. Chan Honored with PECASE

          The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to...

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