Sensors NSI: Sensing Nanomaterials



Nanoparticle Databases and Resources[1]

The NKI Cyber Toolbox: The Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) Nanotechnology Signature Initiative leverages and extends existing and emerging resources, programs, and technologies to create an infrastructure to accelerate the vetting of new knowledge and to enable effective data utilization.

False color scanning electron micrograph (250,000 times magnification) showing the gold nanoparticles created by NIST and the National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) for use as reference standards in biomedical research laboratories. Image Credit: Andras Vladar, NIST

caNanoLab: caNanoLab is a data sharing portal designed to facilitate information sharing in the biomedical nanotechnology research community. caNanoLab provides support for the annotation of nanomaterials with characterizations resulting from physico-chemical, in vitro, and in vivo assays and the sharing of these characterizations and associated nanotechnology protocols in a secure fashion. 

Nanomaterials Registry: The Nanomaterial Registry is an authoritative, fully curated resource that archives research data on nanomaterials and their biological and environmental implications.

Nanoparticle Information Library (NIL): Created by NIOSH and administered by Oregon State University, the goal of the NIL is to help occupational health professionals, industrial users, worker groups, and researchers organize and share information on nanomaterials, including their health and safety-associated properties.

nanoHub is an online resource for computational nanotechnology research, education, and collaboration. It hosts simulation programs, online courses, presentations, learning modules, podcasts, animations, and more.

Nanomaterials-Biological Interfaces Knowledgebase: Hosted by Oregon State University, the NBI Knowledgebase is intended to offer industry, academia, the general public, and regulatory agencies a mechanism to rationally inquire for unbiased interpretation of nanomaterial exposure effects in biological systems.

NIST Reference Materials: The National Institute of Standards and Technology makes available for purchase standard reference materials, which are sufficiently homogeneous and stable with respect to one or more specified properties and have been established to be fit for an intended use in a measurement process. They can be used for instrument calibration or assessment of measurement methods, among many other functions. Additional reference materials are available from BAM and IRMM.

Nanoscale Measurements: The NIST Characterization and Measurements Portal provides ready access to a host of research programs, publications, and software. A series of NIST Special Publications provides Protocols for Measurement and Dispersion of Nanoparticles, developed in collaboration with the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at Duke University and the National Characterization Laboratory.

NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Nanoscale Measurement Laboratories: The CNST's NanoLab is creating the next generation of nanoscale measurement instruments, which are made available through collaboration with NIST staff. Program areas relevant to nanoparticle sensing technology include Nanoparticle Tracking and Assembly.

[1] A number of organizations have produced resources that may be relevant to the sensors development community. Links to these external resources are provided for informational purposes only, and the NNCO does not make any representation as to the accuracy of information, endorse any views expressed, or endorse or approve any commercial products or private interests that may be advertised or available on these sites.