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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
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

Nanostructure Fabrication and Metrology

Single photons are the fundamental particles for all optical measurements. Single photon detectors made from avalanche photodiodes or … more

Quantum Materials and Devices

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

Optical Spectroscopy of Nanostructures

Understanding the underlying chemistry and physics of nanomaterials, including noble and transition metallic nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and … more

Analytical Transmission Scanning Electron Microscopy

This project develops low-energy transmission electron diffraction, imaging, and spectroscopy in the scanning electron microscope, to enable … 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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