Chapter 1

Introduction to Metrology for Advanced Manufacturing and Micro- and Nanotechnology

Richard Leach

This chapter introduces nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing, and discusses their metrology requirements. Nanotechnology and nanometrology strategies for a handful of countries are discussed along with a brief introduction to the standardisation efforts worldwide. The field of engineering nanometrology is introduced and the contents of the book are described, concentrating on what is new in the second edition.

Keywords

Nanotechnology; Nanometrology; Advanced Manufacturing; Standardisation; Engineering Nanometrology

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