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  • Keithley Publishes Handbook on Nanotechnology Measurement
Apr 2007
Measurement tool maker Keithley Instruments Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, announced this week the availability of its Nanotechnology Measurement Handbook, a 124-page guide to electrical measurements for nanoscience applications. The handbook offers assistance in making precision low-level DC and pulse measurements on nanomaterials and devices and provides an overview of the theoretical and practical considerations involved in measuring low currents, high resistances, low voltages and low resistances. The handbook also includes four appendices, including a selector guide for choosing the appropriate nanotechnology solution; a glossary of commonly used terms, a discussion of safety considerations and troubleshooting strategies. It can be used as a reference and as an aid to understanding low-level phenomena observed in the lab, Keithley said. To request a free copy, visit: or call: (888) KEITHLEY.

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