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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
Quantum Information and Measurements

America's future prosperity and security may rely in part on the exotic properties of quantum mechanics. Research on quantum information (QI) … more

Probing Graphene Electronic Devices with Atomic Scale Measurements

The interest in using graphene as an electronic material arises in large part from the high speed with which electrons move through the material — … more

Environmental Leaching of Nanoparticles from Consumer Products

Nanoparticle-based consumer products are becoming available in the market at an increasing rate, but the safety of nanoparticles and the … more

New Gold Nanoparticle RMs Support Nanotechnology Research

Three new reference materials (RMs) have been developed through a multi-division effort at NIST, led by the MML Ceramics Division . RMs 8011, 8012, … more

Chemical Characterization of Nanoparticles

The Chemical Sciences Division is helping to support nanotechnology research being conducted throughout NIST by developing and applying methods for … more

Connecting Thermodynamic and Dynamic Properties of Bulk and Confined Fluids

It is well known that the physical properties of a fluid can change profoundly, and often non-trivially, when placed in a confined environment. … more


MOSAIC is a modular analysis toolbox to decode multi-state nanopore data. MOSAIC leverages the underlying physics of the system to considerably … 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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