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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
COMPLETED: Macromolecule and Nanoparticle Composition and Architecture

We develop quantitative methods for the analysis of macromolecules having complex architectures and nanoparticles having organic functionalities. … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for post-CMOS Electronics

Our goal is to address the metrology of magnetic effects at the nanoscale level. Nanomagnet arrays form the basis for major data storage … more

Magnetic Nanoparticle Metrology

We are developing best practice metrology for characterization of magnetic nanoparticle systems (e.g. blocking temperature, anisotropy, property … more

Microscopy Methods

This project is developing means of quantitatively measuring chemical distributions in three dimensions at the nanometer scale in materials with … more


Our goal is to develop and promote the adoption of small-volume rheological methods for complex fluids including bio-fluids, suspensions and … more

COMPLETED: Combinatorial Approaches to Thin Film Nanomaterials

Our goal is to develop combinatorial library approaches for measuring and optimizing the effect of substrate chemical functionalization on the … 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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