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Electronics

Overview

In the realm of electrons and light, NIST provides the standards, develops the instruments and performs the calibrations necessary to keep both the smallest electronic components and the largest power grids running smoothly and safely.

The Research

Projects & Programs

Three-Dimensional Nanometer Metrology

Ongoing
We use physics theories to understand and simulate the interaction of electrons, light, and mechanical probes with nanometer-scale structures, devices and

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News

Paving the Way for Electronic Organs-on-a-Chip

It may sound like science fiction, but “organ on a chip” systems — devices capable of imitating the interaction of cells in a specific organ such as the lungs or liver — have begun to be used to test the effectiveness of drugs in the past few years. We use these systems to quantify the physical properties of cells, which provide information regarding the cells’ health before and after treatment

New DNA Biosensor Could Unlock Powerful, Low-Cost Clinical Diagnostics

Chip Circuit for Light Could Be Applied to Quantum Computations

NIST and AIM Photonics Team Up on High Frequency Optical/Electronic Chips

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