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The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) supports the U.S. nanotechnology enterprise from discovery to production by providing industry, academia, NIST, and other government agencies with access to world-class nanoscale measurement and fabrication methods and technology.

The CNST's shared-use NanoFab gives researchers economical access to and training on a commercial state-of-the-art tool set required for cutting-edge nanotechnology development. The simple application process is designed to get projects started in a few weeks.

Looking beyond the current commercial state of the art, the CNST's NanoLab offers opportunities for researchers to collaborate on creating and using the next generation of nanoscale measurement instruments and methods. more...

New ID Requirement for NIST Site Access

New Identification Requirements for Entering the NIST Gaithersburg Campus

Beginning July 21, 2014, the  identification requirements for entering the NIST site have changed as required  by the 2005 “Real ID” Act.  Driver’s licenses from nine U.S. states (Alaska,  Arizona, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota*, New York*, Oklahoma, Washington state*) and American Samoa will no longer be  accepted as identification for U.S. citizens.  Visitors with these licenses will need to present an approved form of alternative identification to gain access to NIST.  State-issued Enhanced Driver’s Licenses from Minnesota, New York, and Washington state, which are identifiable by an American flag icon, may be used as valid identification for access to NIST.