Links to information sources on standards concerning nanomaterials

International Organisations


European Committee for Standardization (CEN) - CEN/TC 352 - CEN/TC 352 PDF_LogoBusiness plan.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies - Scope: standardization in the field of nanotechnologies that includes either or both of the following:

    1. Understanding and control of matter and processes at the nanoscale, typically, but not exclusively, below 100 nanometres in one or more dimensions where the onset of size-dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications,
    2. Utilizing the properties of nanoscale materials that differ from the properties of individual atoms, molecules, and bulk matter, to create improved materials, devices, and systems that exploit these new properties.

Specific tasks include developing standards for: terminology and nomenclature; metrology and instrumentation, including specifications for reference materials; test methodologies; modelling and simulations; and science-based health, safety, and environmental practices.

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U.S.A.ANSI-NSP Nanotechnology Standards Database - The American National Standards Institute's Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP) - ANSI-NSP serves as the cross-sector coordinating body for the purposes of facilitating the development of standards in the area of nanotechnology including, but not limited to, nomenclature/terminology; health, safety and environmental aspects; materials properties; and testing, measurement and characterization procedures.

U.S.A. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - NIST is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 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.