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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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Acronyms

AAPM American Association of Physicists in Medicine
AC alternating current
AFM atomic force microscope
Al aluminum
AMO atomic, molecular, and optical
APD Applied Physics Division
ASD Atomic Spectra Database
   
BEOL back-end-of-line
BIPM Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
BMF Boulder Microfabrication Facility
   
cavity QED cavity quantum electrodynamics
CIPM International Committee for Weights and Measures
CIRMS Council of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards
CMOS complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor
C-NOT controlled-NOT
CODATA Committee on Data for Science and Technology
CT computed tomography
   
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DC direct current
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOC Department of Commerce
DoD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DWSS DoD-focused DoD-wide strategic sourcing
   
EBIT electron beam ion trap
EDM electric dipole moment of the electron
EPD Engineering Physics Division
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
   
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FTS Fourier transform spectrometer
   
GaN gallium nitride
   
HFIR high flux isotope reactor
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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Hg mercury
HgCdTe mercury cadmium telluride
HIA highly ionized atom
HPS Health Physics Society
HSI hyperspectral imaging
   
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ILMP International Legal Metrology Program
IR infrared
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISS International Space Station
ITL Information Technology Laboratory
IUPAP International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
   
JHU Johns Hopkins University
JILA joint institute between NIST and the University of Colorado, Boulder
JQI Joint Quantum Institute
   
KRb ultracold potassium-rubidium
   
LBIR low-background infrared
LIDAR light detection and ranging
LMDP Legal Metrology Devices Program
low-SWaP low size, weight, and power
   
mAb monoclonal antibody
MBE molecular beam epitaxy
MDA Missile Defense Agency
MEMS microelectromechanical system
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
   
NCNR NIST Center for Neutron Research
NCSLI National Conference of Standards Laboratories International
NCWM National Conference on Weights and Measures
NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NMI national metrology institute
NML national measurement laboratory
NMR nuclear magnetic resonance
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPOESS National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System
NRC National Research Council
   
OCT optical coherence tomography
OIML International Organization of Legal Metrology
OWM Office of Weights and Measures
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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PACE preaerosol, clouds, and ocean ecosystem
PET positron emission tomograph(y)
PIF precision imaging facility
PML Physical Measurement Laboratory
PMU phasor measurement unit
PTB Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
   
QED Quantum Electromagnetics Division
QI quantum information
QMD Quantum Measurement Division
QMS quality management system
QPD Quantum Physics Division
QuICS Quantum Information and Computer Science
   
R&D research and development
RF radio frequency
RPD Radiation Physics Division
RSNA Radiological Society of North America
   
SANS small-angle neutron scattering
SEMI Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
SGIP Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
SI international system of units
SIM Sistema Interamericano de Metrología
SIRCUS spectral irradiance and radiance responsivity calibrations using uniform sources
SNMMI Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
SQUID superconducting quantum interference device
SS solid state
SSD Sensor Science Division
SURF III Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility
   
TDCR triple-to-double coincidence ratio
TES transition edge sensor
TFD Time and Frequency Division
   
UTC coordinated universal time
UV ultraviolet
   
VIIRS visible infrared imaging radiometer suite
VUV vacuum ultraviolet
   
Yb ytterbium
Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23448.
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The Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is dedicated to three fundamental and complementary tasks: (1) increase the accuracy of our knowledge of the physical parameters that are the foundation of our technology-driven society; (2) disseminate technologies by which these physical parameters can be accessed in a standardized way by the stakeholders; and (3) conduct research at both fundamental and applied levels to provide knowledge that may eventually lead to advances in measurement approaches and standards. This report assesses the scientific and technical work performed by the PML and identifies salient examples of accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities for improvement for each of its nine divisions.

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