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The CNST at a Glance
What We Do:NIST's 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 facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland has a unique design which supports the U.S. nanotechnology enterprise through the readily available shared NanoFab resource, as well as by providing opportunities in its NanoLab for collaborative development of the next generation of nanoscale measurement and fabrication instruments and methods.
The NanoFab is accessible to industry, academia, NIST, and other government agencies on a cost-reimbursable basis. With a simple application process, the NanoFab provides rapid and economical access to a comprehensive suite of commercial tools and processes for nanofabrication and measurement.
While the NanoFab provides access to state-of-the-art commercial tools, the CNST NanoLab also offers opportunities for researchers to collaborate on creating and using the next generation of nanoscale measurement instruments and methods by working directly with the CNST's multidisciplinary scientists and engineers.