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NBS research and technical service activities cover a wide range of subjects in physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer sciences. These are related to the specific program areas listed on the inside cover of this catalog. Publications are an important way to communicate the results of these diverse activities to the equally diverse audiences served by the Bureau. In 1979, over 37,000 pages were published by NBS in 1,000 papers. These appeared in the Bureau's own publications series and in non-NBS journals, books, and proceedings. All papers are cited by full title, author(s), place of publication, abstract, and key words. Permuted author and key word indexes facilitate use of the listings, as does the edge index on the back cover. Citations for papers published in the Bureau's formal program are organized by NBS publications series. NBS-authored papers in non-NBS media are cited separately in numerical sequence. In addition, for the convenience of specialists, the titles of all NBS publications for 1979, categorized by major primary subject area, are listed in a special section. NBS papers published by the U.S. Government Printing Office are sold in paper copy by the Superintendent of Documents, and in microcopy by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The NBS Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) and National Bureau of Standards Interagency Reports (NBSIR's) are sold only by NTIS, both in paper and microcopy form. This issue also contains information on previous NBS catalogs and on the availability of NBS papers published in past years. Also included for completeness are those NBS papers published prior to 1979 but not reported in previous issues of this annual catalog. Like NBS catalogs since 1966 this 1979 compilation has been produced by means of computer-assisted photocomposition. This is the third annual supplement issued since the publication of an 11-year consolidated NBS publications catalog covering the period 1966–76. This consolidation, Special Publication 535, Volumes 1 and 2 are cited on page 9.

W. R. Tilley
Chief, Technical Information and Publications Division
February 1980




A Guide to Users of This Publication

NBS Publication Program

1. Introduction

2. Periodicals

2.1. Journal of Research


2.3. Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data (JPCRD)

3. Nonperiodicals

3.1. NBS Interagency Reports

3.2. Grantee/Contractor Reports and NBS Patents

3.3. NBS Bibliographic Subscription Services

3.4. Papers Published by Others

4. Purchase Procedures and Document Availability

4.1. Purchase Procedures

4.2. Announcements of NBS Publications

4.3. Catalogs of NBS Publications

4.4. Functions of Depository Libraries in the United States

4.5. Functions of U.S. Department of Commerce District Offices

4.6. vailability of NBS Publications.

A. Periodical Subscription Rates

B. Superseded NBS Reference Publications

C. Price Lists for Nonperiodicals

5. Titles and Abstracts of NBS Publications, 1979

5.1. Journal of Research


Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data

5.3. DIMENSIONS/NBS, article titles only

5.4. Monographs

5.5. Handbooks

5.6. Special Publications

5.7. Applied Mathematics Series

5.8. National Standard Reference Data Series

5.9. Building Science Series

5.10. Federal Information Processing Standards Publications

5.11. Voluntary Product Standards

5.12. Technical Notes

5.13. Consumer Information Series

5.14. NBS Interagency Reports

5.15. Grantee/Contractor Reports and NBS Patents

6. Titles and Abstracts of Papers Published in Non-NBS Media, 1979

7. Listing of NBS Papers by Major Subject Areas

8. Indexes

8.1. Author Index

8.2. Key Word Index

Appendix A. List of Depository Libraries in the United States

Appendix B. List of District Offices of the U.S. Department of Commerce

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A. Abstracts-Sample Entries



NBS publication series and series number (also the index symbol)

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key words
(as indexed in
this catalog)

Monogr. 25, Section 16. Standard x-ray diffraction powder pat

terns. Section 16-Data for 86 substances, M. C. Morris, H.
F. McMurdie, E. H. Evans, B. Paretzkin, J. H. de Groot, C.
R. Hubbard, and S. J. Carmel. Nat. Bur. Stand. (U.S.).
Monogr. 25, Sec. 16, 190 pages (Oct. 1979) SN003-003-

Key words: crystal structure; integrated intensities; lattice
constants; peak intensities; powder patterns; reference in-

tensities; standard; x-ray diffraction.
Standard x-ray diffraction patterns are presented for 87 sub-
stances. Fifty-nine of these patiems represent experimental data
and 28 are calculated. The experimental x-ray powder diffrac-
tion patterns were obtained with an x-ray diffractometer. All
d-values were assigned Miller indices determined by com-
parison with computed interplanar spacings consistent with
space group extinctions. The densities and lattice constants
were calculated and the refractive indices were measured
whenever possible. The calculated x-ray powder diffraction pat-
terns were computed from published crystal structure data.
Both peak height and integrated intensities are reported for the
calculated patterns.


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arabic number index symbol

bibliographic citation: publisher or place of publication, Vol./No./pages, date of publication

key words
(as indexed in
this catalog)

18625. Bukowski, R. W., Custer, R. L. P., Bright, R. G., Fire

alarm communications, Chapter 19 in Handbook of Building
Security Planning and Design, P. S. Hopf, Ed., pp. 19-1-19.
27 (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, NY, 1979).

Key words: control units; fire alarm systems; fire detectors;
high-rise communication systems; multiplex systems; NFPA
standards; residential fire detector; sprinkler supervisory

The operation and use of all current types of fire alarm and
communication systems is discussed. This includes the dif-
ferences between and operating features of local, auxiliary,
remote station, proprietary, and central station systems, high-
rise communication systems and residential fire detection
devices. A discussion of commonly used fire detectors is given
including operation, installation and application considerations.
Indicating devices, sprinkler supervisory devices, maintenance,
reliability and code/standard compliance is also covered.


Example of NBS paper published in non-NBS media

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