To Measure" Book Series
toward specific industrial challenges, these practical, user-friendly
- how to measure
- what to
- which technique
- how to interpret
Based on the
extensive experience of NIST researchers, NIST Recommended Practice
Guides provide a common source of world-class expertise, enabling
you to achieve agreement on measurement issues within your organization
and throughout your supply chain.
individual practice guides directly as .pdf files from the list
below or order a single paper copy from firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 301-975-NIST (6478). (You
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Issues in Single Wall
Carbon Nanotubes by Stephen Freiman,
Sivaram Arepalli (SP 960-19)
- Porosity and Specific Surface Area Measurements for Solid Materials by Peter Klobes and Klaus Meyer, BAM and Ronald Munro, NIST (SP960-17).
- Fractography of Ceramics and Glasses by George D. Quinn, NIST (SP 960-16)
- DTA and Heat-flux DSC Measurements and Alloy Melting and Freezing by William Boettinger, Ursula Kattner and Kil-Won Moon, NIST (SP 960-15).
Ajit Jillavenkatesa, Lin-Sien H. Lum and Stanley Dapkunas (SP
960-1). Addresses the practical issues and concerns to consider
when attempting particle size characterization.
Fundamentals of Neutron Powder Diffraction
by John Copley (SP 960-2). Provides basic theory, definitions,
appropriate applications for neutron diffraction, with comparisons
of different instrumentation.
Use of Nomenclature in Dispersion Science and Technology
by Vincent Hackley and Chiara F. Ferraris (SP 960-3). Provides
guidelines for the use of technical and specific nomenclature
related to ceramic dispersions.
Maintaining, and Verifying Your Charpy Impact Machine
by Dan Vigliotti, Tom Siewert, and Chris McCowan (SP
Provides practical advice on how to correct problems discovered
during the testing of Standard Reference Materials 2092, 2096,
and 2098 on Charpy impact machines.
Hardness of Metallic Materials
by Sam Low (SP 960-5). Explains the causes of variability in Rockwell
Hardness test results and supplements information given in test
methods with good practice recommendations.
by Francois Martzloff (SP 960-6). To aid in reducing the number
of cases and severity of equipment damage caused by unavoidable
surges that occur in electrical systems.
Cell Measurement of the Out-of-Plane Expansion of Thin Films
by Chad Snyder and Frederick Mopsik (SP-960-7). Provides guidance
for construction and use of a capacitance-based technique for
determining the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of films
with thicknesses ranging from 2 micrometers up to 1 centimeter.
Procedures for Developing Solder Data
by Thomas A. Siewert and Carol A. Handwerker (SP 960-8)
Engineering Measurement Standards for Inorganic Materials by Stanley J. Dapkunas (SP 960-9). The intent of this Guide is
to give the materials community a resource for identifying standard
methods which are used to measure surface properties and to characterize
surface engineered materials.
Topography by David R. Black and Gabrielle G. Long (SP
960-10). The basic principles and practical aspects of topography
are discussed and demonstrated through examples to help illustrate
the diverse applications of this technique.
Evaluation Theory and Practice for Materials Properties
by Ronald G. Munro (SP 960-11)
Data evaluation is the process by which collections of data are
assessed with respect to reliability, completeness, and consistency.
Based on more than a decade of experience, the Ceramics Division
has developed a NIST Recommended Practice Guide, Data Evaluation
Theory and Practice for Materials Properties, SP 960-11, to address
the growing need for the evaluation of materials property data.
and Timer Calibrations by Jeff C. Gust, Robert
M. Graham, Michael A. Lombardi (SP 960-12)
Characterization in Low-k Dielectric Films Using X-ray Reflectivity:
X-ray Porosimetry by Christopher L. Soles, Hae-Jeong
Lee, Eric K. Lin, and Wen-li Wu (SP 960-13)
Radio Controlled Clocks: Recommended Practices for Manufacturers