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Inauguration of the new BAM laboratory building in Adlershof – a laboratory building with special technical features

After six years of construction the new laboratory building of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) was officially inaugurated on its campus in Adlershof. This building ensures and improves the scientific and technical capability of BAM and offers space for inventiveness and a new place for interdisciplinary discourse for our employees through its many specialised laboratories.
Press release 8/2015 | Picture gallery (in German)

BAM List 2015 version 13 now available

Dangerous goods are to be transported or stored in tanks approved specially for this purpose. BAM grants the type approvals for these tanks. These approvals are based on the BAM list, an information system which is also used for the material related evaluation of other types of containments carrying dangerous goods.The BAM List is now available in version 13.
For more information: BAM List

New certified reference material ERM®-EB107

In the new certified reference material ERM®-EB107 pure lead the mass fractions of the elements Cd and Hg have been certified. The mass fraction of Hg is 11,3 mg/kg, the mass fraction of Cd is 26,1 mg/kg. The CRM is available in form of discs (40 mm height, 40 mm diameter) and can be used for calibration and quality control in spark emission spectrometry.
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New certified reference material BAM-F012

Fluorescence reference materials are essential for the characterization of fluorescence measuring devices and form the basis for the increasingly demanded comparability of fluorescence data. BAM developed a metal ion-doped narrow-band emitting glass material with certified normalized fluorescence intensities.
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BAM is a senior scientific and technical Federal institute with responsibility to BMWi

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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BZS - BAM Certification Body
BAM is Notified Body 0589

TES - Technical Safety - Dangerous Goods Containments

BAM TTS - BAM Test Site Technical Safety (in German)

EVPG - Ecodesign requirements for energy-using products (in German)

PCP - Product Contact Point

Nano - Nanotechnology at BAM

N.i.Ke - Preservation of cultural assets in Germany (in German)

Ressortforschung - German federal departmental research (in German)

SALSA School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof

WMRIF - World Materials Research Institutes Forum

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EPTIS − Proficiency testing information system

DGG − Dangerous Goods DB

COMAR − Reference materials

PUBLICA − Publications

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