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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
Advanced Microwave Photonics

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

Enriching Silicon-28 to >99.9999% for Quantum Information

Within the field of quantum computing research, silicon wafers have been identified as a natural substrate on which to form qubits using gate … more

Metrology and Synthesis of 3D Nanostructures

Nanostructures are a critical component of innovations in electronics, energy conservation, renewable energy, biomedical research, and health … more

Nanoscale Spin Dynamics

The Nanoscale Spin Dynamics Group develops metrology for magnetodynamic effects such as resonance, switching, and damping. We apply our … more

Spin Electronics

The Spin Electronics Group develops metrology to determine how spin currents can be generated and used to control and manipulate magnetization in … more

Nano-biophotonics for molecular imaging

Biophotonics is at the intersection of photonics and biology where light is used to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. This … 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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