About the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee
The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee is the interagency body responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing, and reviewing the National Nanotechnology Initiative. NSET is a subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), which is one of the principal means by which the President coordinates science, space, and technology policies across the Federal Government. The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) provides technical and administrative support to the NSET Subcommittee and supports the subcommittee in the preparation of multi-agency planning, budget, and assessment documents, including this report. For more information on NSET, see http://www.nano.gov/html/about/nsetmembers.html. For more information on NSTC, see http://www.ostp.gov/nstc/. For more information on the NNI, NSET, and NNCO, see http://www.nano.gov.
About this document
This document is the report of a workshop held under NSET auspices in January 2004 seeking input from the research community on the NNI research agenda relating to capabilities needed for instrumentation and metrology for nanotechnology. It was used as input for the NNI Strategic Plan released in December 2004. The meeting was jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, and, through the NNCO, the other member agencies of the NSET Subcommittee.
Cover and book design
Book design and layout by Roan Horning, Geoff Holdridge, and other NNCO staff members. Cover design by Kathy Tresnak of Koncept Advertising and Design. Front cover: Central image shows a Zyvex nanomanipulator in a focused ion beam system at a 52 degree tilt. The sample being probed on the center stage is a deprocessed integrated circuit chip (courtesy of Zyvex Corporation). Back cover: Digital Instruments multimode SPM vector piezoresponse force microscopy image of lead titanate thin film (courtesy of A. Gruverman and B.J. Rodriguez, North Carolina State University, and S.V. Kalinin, J. Shin and A. Baddorf, Oak Ridge National Laboratory). Background graphic at bottom of entire cover courtesy of L. J. Whitman, Naval Research Laboratory.
This document is a work of the U.S. Government and is in the public domain. Subject to stipulations below, it may be distributed and copied, with acknowledgment to the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). Copyrights to portions of this report (including graphics) contributed by workshop participants and others are reserved by original copyright holders or their assignees, and are used here under the Government’s license and by permission. Requests to use any images must be made to the provider identified in the image credits, or to the NNCO if no provider is identified.
Printed in the United States of America. 2006.