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Nanotechnology Portal - Overview

Advancing nanoscale measurement science, standards, and nanotechnology is an important component of NIST's mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness.  From leading cutting edge research to coordinating the development of standards that promote trade, NIST's programs in nanotechnology directly impact priorities important to the nation's economy and well being. …more

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Programs and Projects
Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology

A primary goal of this project is to develop intrinsic calibration standards based on the crystalline lattice. The ultimate limit for nanoscale … more

Forensic Topography and Surface Metrology

Provide SI-traceable measurements and standards for ballistic and toolmark identification and surface texture and microform calibrations. Enable … more

Nanotube Metrology

Nanotube metrology improvement is a significant effort in the Particles, Tubes and Colloids project dedicated to improving the measurement methods … more

CMOS Device and Reliability

The CMOS Device and Reliability Project develops advanced metrology tools to enable high performance CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) … more

Three-Dimensional Nanometer Metrology

Three-dimensional measurements of nanometer-scale structures are of increasing importance for nanoscience and nanomanufacturing, including the … more

MEMS Measurement Science and Standards

Our goal is to provide technical leadership in R&D for the MEMS measurement infrastructure essential to improving U.S. economic … more

Electron holography

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE … more


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