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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
Nanoelectronic Device Metrology

The Nanoelectronic Device Metrology (NEDM) project is developing the measurement science infrastructure that will enable innovation and advanced … more

Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials

High-accuracy linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials used for leading-edge optical technologies are measured and characterized to … more

Three-Dimensional Nanometer Metrology

 We develop best-in-the-world 3D nanometer-scale dimensional measurement methods, reference artifacts and measurement protocols. To improve the … more

Designing the Nanoworld: Nanostructures, Nanodevices, and Nanooptics

Nano and atomic scale theory of the electronic, optical and mechanical properties of ultrasmall structures, such as semiconductor quantum dots and … more

Quantum Processing

Quantum coherent materials have become important in magnetic sensors as well as information processing technology. For magnetic sensors, … more

Quantum Sensors

The Quantum Sensors Project develops sensors based on quantum phenomena for spectroscopy, imaging, and other precision measurements for … 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


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


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