ANSI administers the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO/TC 229, Nanotechnologies. The scope of the U.S. TAG mirrors the scope of ISO/TC 229, as follows.
Standardization in the field of nanotechnologies that includes either or both of the following:
- Understanding and control of matter and processes at the nanoscale, typically, but not exclusively, below 100 nanometers in one or more dimensions where the onset of size-dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications
- 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.