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March 2, 2017

ISO Publishes Standard on Vocabulary for Nano-Enabled Electrotechnical Products and Systems

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

In January 2017, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)/Technical Specification (TS) 80004-9:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Vocabulary — Part 9:  Nano-enabled electrotechnical products and systems.”  IEC/TS 80004-9:2017 specifies terms and definitions for electrotechnical products and systems reliant on nanomaterials for their essential functionalities.  ISO states that it is intended to facilitate communications between organizations and individuals in industry and those who interact with them.  It includes sections on general terms related to nano-enabled electrotechnical products and systems; terms related to nano-enabled photovoltaics and thin-film organic electronics; and terms related to luminescent nanomaterials.