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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
Metrology and Synthesis of 3D Nanostructures

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

Nanoelectronic Device Metrology

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

CMOS Device and Reliability

  The CMOS Device and Reliability Project aims to develop new metrology tools for characterizing high-performance complementary … more

Atom-Based Dimensional Metrology

To fabricate and measure solid state implementations of manufacturable atomically precise devices. Build the infrastructure to fabricate prototype … more

Biomagnetic Imaging

The biomagnetic imaging program develops standards, measurement methods, and new magnetic imaging modalities for biomedical and environmental … more

Traceable Scanning Probe Nano-Characterization

Research and development of rigorously SI traceable nano-characterization instrumentation, measurements, and procedures to enable a fundamental … 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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