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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 Materials Metrology

In this project we measure the fundamental electrical properties of materials from bulk to nanoscale from 1 MHz to 0.3 THz. Understanding the … more

Advanced High Frequency Devices

The Advanced High Frequency Devices Program develops measurement methods to determine the characteristics of advanced electronics and devices at … more

Quantum Voltage Project

Worldwide access to quantum-based DC voltage standards took a major step forward in 2014 with the introduction of NIST's first Standard Reference … more

Novel materials for enhancing spin information

Most computing technology relies on the presence or absence of charge to represent binary information during computation. Limitations in reducing … more

Optical Methods for 3-D Nanostructure Metrology

We develop new approaches to optical microscopy and electromagnetic modeling to enable improved metrology of nanoscale structures with dimensions … more

Nanoscale Spin Dynamics

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