A Needs-based Assessment of Measurements for Nanotechnology / Environmental Health and Safety

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is engaged in a continuing needs-based assessment of the state of the United States Measurement System (USMS). The USMS assessment addresses innovation-limiting measurement needs in three ways: by allowing potential providers of solutions to specific measurement problems to be engaged and mobilized; by bringing the attention of stakeholders to systemic issues in the functioning of the U.S. measurement system as a whole; and by serving as a catalyst for the identification of other needs and issues of the USMS. An in-depth study of measurement issues in the area of Nanotechnology / Environmental Health and Safety has been undertaken. Preliminary results will be presented, and potential implications will be reviewed. Recommendations will be made to address the most critical of these needs, and future plans for the world of nanomaterials will be explored.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 85 - 88
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Personal & Home Care, Food & Agriculture
Topics: Environmental Health & Safety of Nanomaterials
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4