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September 30th, 2008

Standard defines nanotechnology terms

Abstract:
In 2005 ISO started to develop standards to support nanotechnologies and now the first concrete result of this work is available in the form of ISO/TS 27687:2008, a new international standard for terms and definitions related to nanotechnology particles. It is intended to facilitate communications between organisations and individuals in industry and those who interact with them.

ISO/TS 27687:2008, 'Nanotechnologies - Terminology and definitions for nano-objects - Nanoparticle, nanofibre and nanoplate,' is the first part of a projected series on terminology and definitions documents covering the different aspects of nanotechnologies.

The standard is concerned with the terminology and definitions for objects at the nano-scale, which come in several shapes. The three basic shapes referred to in this document are nanoparticles, nanofibres and nanoplates.

Nanotechnologies are expected to be a key economic driver for the twenty-first century. They promise significant benefits, including: enhancements in medical diagnosis and treatment; more efficient energy sources; lighter, stronger and cheaper materials; faster and more powerful electronic products; and cleaner, cheaper water. At the same time, attention is being paid to the effects of specific nanomaterials, particularly nanoparticles, on human health and the environment. ISO's work in the field therefore includes the development of standards on these aspects.

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