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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.

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The Virtuous Cycle of Making and Measuring Nanostructures

In his 1959 lecture “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” Richard Feynman invited us to enter a new field of physics. He envisioned, with remarkable prescience, making, measuring and using new technology at the nanometer scale. The exact effect that his predictions had on future science is uncertain, but he certainly inspired science fiction writers, and their stories captured my imagination as
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Leading Experts Suggest Guidelines for Assessing Emerging Transistor Performance

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Nanomagnets Can Choose a Wine, and Could Slake AI’s Thirst for Energy

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The Journey to Commercialize Cutting-Edge Sensor Technology

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