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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
Tracking Nanoparticles as Optical Indicators of Device Dynamics

Nanofabricated and microfabricated devices, ranging from nanomotors propelled by ultrasound to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), can move in … more

Quantum Voltage System Development and Dissemination

This project is developing new standards using Josephson junctions, superconductor-based devices whose quantum behavior makes them perfect … more

Quantum Information and Measurements

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

Quantum Materials and Devices

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

Measuring Topological Insulator Surface State Properties

The transmission of information in today’s electronics requires the movement of electrical charge, which expends energy and generates heat, … more

Atom Manipulation with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

At the heart of nanotechnology is the need to create nanostructures, which are material structures whose dimensions are in the nanometer scale. … more

Software
Electron holography

An electron hologram is a fringe modulated image containing the amplitude and phase information of an electron transparent object. The HolograFREE … more

Contact

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Technical Contact:
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