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Electronics

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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.

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Three-Dimensional Nanometer Metrology

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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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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
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NIST’s Low-Cost Radio System Could Help Trace Disease Spread

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Department of Commerce Establishes Industrial Advisory Committee for Microelectronics

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NIST Recommends Steps to Boost Resilience of U.S. Timekeeping

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