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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
Probing Graphene Electronic Devices with Atomic Scale Measurements

The interest in using graphene as an electronic material arises in large part from the high speed with which electrons move through the material — … 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

Designing Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy Instruments

A scanning probe microscope (SPM) in its simplest form uses a fine probe tip in proximity to a sample surface to measure a particular physical … 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

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

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

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

MOSAIC

MOSAIC is a modular analysis toolbox to decode multi-state nanopore data. MOSAIC leverages the underlying physics of the system to considerably … more

Contact

General Information:
301-975-NIST (6478)
nano@nist.gov

100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070

Technical Contact:
Lloyd Whitman