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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASUREMENT AND STANDARDS LABORATORIES: Fiscal Year 2000 Contents Chapter 1 The State of the Laboratories 1 Chapter 2 Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory 9 Laboratory-Level Review, 11 Divisional Reviews, 14 Electricity Division, 14 Semiconductor Electronics Division, 20 Radio-Frequency Technology Division, 27 Electromagnetic Technology Division, 31 Optoelectronics Division, 37 Office of Microelectronics Programs, 42 Office of Law Enforcement Standards, 46 Major Observations, 47 Chapter 3 Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory 49 Laboratory-Level Review, 51 Divisional Reviews, 55 Precision Engineering Division, 55 Automated Production Technology Division, 58 Intelligent Systems Division, 62 Manufacturing Systems Integration Division, 66 Major Observations, 69
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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASUREMENT AND STANDARDS LABORATORIES: Fiscal Year 2000 Chapter 4 Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory 71 Laboratory-Level Review, 73 Divisional Reviews, 77 Biotechnology Division, 77 Process Measurements Division, 79 Surface and Microanalysis Science Division, 85 Physical and Chemical Properties Division, 91 Analytical Chemistry Division, 98 Major Observations, 103 Chapter 5 Physics Laboratory 105 Laboratory-Level Review, 107 Divisional Reviews, 109 Electron and Optical Physics Division, 109 Atomic Physics Division, 112 Optical Technology Division, 116 Ionizing Radiation Division, 125 Time and Frequency Division, 133 Major Observations, 137 Review of JILA, 137 Chapter 6 Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory 151 Laboratory-Level Review, 153 Divisional Reviews, 156 Ceramics Division, 156 Materials Reliability Division, 160 Polymers Division, 163 Metallurgy Division, 168 Major Observations, 172 Review of the NIST Center for Neutron Research, 173 Chapter 7 Building and Fire Research Laboratory 183 Laboratory-Level Review, 185 Divisional Reviews, 191 Structures Division, 191 Building Materials Division, 194 Building Environment Division, 199 Fire Safety Engineering Division, 207 Fire Science Division, 212 Office of Applied Economics and Standards and Codes Services, 214 Major Observations, 216
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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASUREMENT AND STANDARDS LABORATORIES: Fiscal Year 2000 Chapter 8 Information Technology Laboratory 219 Laboratory-Level Review, 221 Divisional Reviews, 227 Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division, 227 Advanced Network Technologies Division, 231 Computer Security Division, 234 Information Access and User Interfaces Division, 236 High Performance Systems and Services Division, 240 Distributed Computing and Information Services Division, 244 Software Diagnostics and Conformance Testing Division, 247 Statistical Engineering Division, 249 Major Observations, 253 Appendixes A Charge to the Board and Panels 257 B Agendas for Meetings of Board on Assessment of NIST Programs 261 C Functions of NIST 265 D NIST Organization 267 E Acronyms and Abbreviations 271
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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY MEASUREMENT AND STANDARDS LABORATORIES: Fiscal Year 2000 This page in the original is blank.