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About the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
The Center enables science and industry by providing essential measurement methods, instrumentation, and standards to support all phases of nanotechnology development, from discovery to production.

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The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology consists of a Research Program and the NanoFab, a shared-use facility.

Research Program
The research program staff performs CNST mission research, i.e., developing enabling measurement methods, currently within three research programs: Future Electronics; Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing; and Energy Conversion, Storage, and Transport. This is typically done in collaboration with partners from NIST, industry, academia or other government agencies. Generally, the prototype measurement or fabrication tools under development in the research division are more advanced than commercial state-of-the-art tools.

The NanoFab is an advanced nanofabrication facility available to both NIST and external users, that includes fabrication and characterization tools, as well as access to specialized measurement tools.

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Online: February 2006
Last updated: December 2008

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The fluorescence intensity (false color) from Er atoms in a narrow-line magneto-optical trap released into a purely magnetic trap. The images (series of ten rotating) show the span of 30 ms of real time. For more information see News Article and project page.

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