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Nano Materials Research Group

The Nanomaterials Research Group develops innovative metrology to advance nanomaterial research and applications for the benefit of U.S. commerce. World-class measurement science is both developed and used to determine the physical and chemical properties of a wide variety of organic, inorganic, biomolecular and hybrid systems, where materials of interest fall within the nanoscale regime. The resulting standards, methods, reference materials and

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Projects and Programs


Sizing up the Next Generation of Nanomedicines

Jeffrey D. Clogston, Vincent A. Hackley, Adriele Prina-Mello, Sanyogitta Puri, Silvia Sonzini, Patrick Lim Soo
During the past two decades the field of nanomedicines has experienced significant progress. To date, over sixty nanoparticle (NP) formulations have been

Tools and Instruments

Focused Ion Beam

The Nova NanoLab 600 (NNL600) is a Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with spectroscopic detectors to allow elemental and phase measurements


Vincent Hackley Honored by ASTM

The award was presented by the E56 Chairwoman, Debbie Kaiser (NIST Office of Data and Informatics), in Houston, Texas on November 4, 2019 at...


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