Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Reference Material

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9845

n (reference standard) In analytical chemistry, a gas mixture, pure liquid, solution, pure solid, or alloy whose composition is certified with a stated, high degree of accuracy. Reference materials are used to calibrate analytical procedures and instruments. They are available from private companies, also from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (the former National Bureau of Standards).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
    • 1
  1. 1.AtlantaUSA