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Standard Reference Material (SRM®) 1990 is intended primarily for use as an alignment standard for single crystal diffractometry. One unit consists of three chromium-doped single crystal aluminum oxide (ruby) spheres. The spheres are nominally 152 mm in diameter with 1.3 mm sphericity. The spherical geometry was chosen to facilitate alignment and to avoid corrections for absorption. These spheres produce reflections at high angles for copper and molybdenum radiation. The space group is R3c. Certified lattice parameters of NIST-1990 at 25 °C are: /// Sample value(s) - please ask for current certificate.



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NIST provides over 1300 Standard Reference Materials® as well as articles and practice guides describing the development, analysis and use of SRMs.

NIST Standard Reference Materials are used by analytical laboratories in industry, academia and government in order to facilitate commerce and trade and to advance research and development. The SRMs are produced by the engineering laboratory, the material measurement laboratory, and the physical measurement laboratory at NIST. They are available for chemical composition, physical properties, and engineering materials.