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Thermocouple Reference Tables Based on the IPTS-68: Reference Tables in Degrees Fahrenheit for Thermoelements versus Platinum (Pt-67)

Description: Report presenting tables as a supplement to those given in NBS Monograph 125. Tables were calculated from the power series expansions presented in that Monograph. They are based upon the absolute electrical units and the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68). Reference tables for several thermoelements versus platinum (Pt-67) are given with values of the thermoelectric voltage as a function of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Only tables for standard letter-designated thermoelements are included.
Date: March 1975
Creator: Powell, Robert L. & Burns, George W.

Time and Frequency: Theory and Fundamentals

Description: From Abstract: "This is a tutorial Monograph describing various aspects of time and frequency (T/F). Included are chapters relating to elemental concepts of precise time and frequency; basic principles of quartz oscillators and atomic frequency standards; historical review, recent progress, and current status of atomic frequency standards; promising areas for developing future primary frequency standards; relevance of frequency standards to other areas of metrology including a unified standard concept; statistics of T/F data analysis coupled with the theory and construction of the NBS atomic time scale; an overview of T/F dissemination techniques; and the standards of T/F in the USA. The Monograph addresses both the specialist in the field as well as those desiring basic information about time and frequency."
Date: May 1974
Creator: Blair, Byron E.

Trace Characterization: Chemical and Physical

Description: From Introduction: "This symposium focuses attention on the growing awareness of the necessity for developing and using better methods for characterizing solids. Many of the most interesting properties of solids depend directly upon these small concentrations of impurities and defects, and the illustration of this is a principal theme of this paper."
Date: April 28, 1967
Creator: Meinke, W. Wayne & Scribner, Bourdon F.

Vibration-Rotation Structure in Absorption Bands for the Calibration of Spectrometers From 2 to 16 Microns

Description: Reports discussing bands of common gases that have been tabulated and remeasured wherever necessary from 2 to 16 microns to obtain an accuracy of about 0.03 cm-1 throughout the region and to provide good calibrating points at frequent intervals. Some 600 rotation-vibration lines are illustrated in 20 spectrograms and wavenumbers are listed in companion tables with considerable intercomparison with worthy data obtained in other laboratories. The absorption bands were remeasured or calibrated by using either a precisely graduated grating circle or standard atomic lines with the fringe system formed by a Fabry-Perot interferometer. Characteristic features of the individual bands are discussed briefly and references to other publications are given. The substances used for calibration include H2O, CO2, CO, HCl, HBr, NH3, C2H2, CH4, N2O, and polystyrene film.
Date: June 21, 1960
Creator: Plyler, Earle K.; Danti, Alfred; Blaine, L. R. & Tidwell, E. D.

Visual Range: Concepts, Instrumental Determination, and Aviation Applications

Description: From Abstract: "This document is a review of the principles, procedures, and instruments used in the measurement of visual range. The fundamental concepts of the visual range of the objects and lights are discussed. The principles of operation of the several classes of atmospheric attenuation meters are reviewed and representative instruments are described."
Date: June 1977
Creator: Douglas, C. A. & Booker, R. L.