An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physics Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2008

An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physics Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2008

By: Panel on Physics (author), National Research Council (author), Laboratory Assessments Board (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author)Paperback

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The mission of the NIST Physics Laboratory is to support U.S. industry, government, and the scientific community by providing measurement services and research for electronic, optical, and radiation technology. In this respect, the laboratory provides the foundation for the metrology of optical and ionizing radiations, time and frequency, and fundamental quantum processes, historically major areas of standards and technology. The Panel on Physics visited the six divisions of the laboratory and reviewed a selected sample of their programs and projects. This book finds that the overall quality and productivity of the Physics Laboratory are comparable to or better than those of other peer institutions, an accomplishment that is being achieved with an infrastructure that is smaller in both size and funding than the size and funding of most national and agency laboratories in the United States.

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Panel on Physics, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 The Charge to the Panel and the Assessment Process; 4 Atomic Physics Division; 5 Electron and Optical Physics Division; 6 Ionizing Radiation Division; 7 Optical Technology Division; 8 Quantum Physics Division; 9 Time and Frequency Division; 10 Programs Funded Under the America COMPETES Act; 11 Overall Conclusions

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780309127370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 66
  • ID: 9780309127370
  • ISBN10: 0309127378

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