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Scope

Standardization in the field of nanotechnologies that includes either or both of the following:

  • 1. Understanding and control of matter and processes at the nanoscale, typically, but not exclusively, below 100 nanometres in one or more dimensions where the onset of size-dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications,
  • 2. 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.

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53

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 229

42

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 229

37

Participating countries

14

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 229/CAG Chairman Advisory Group Working group *
ISO/TC 229/JWG 1 Terminology and nomenclature Working group *
ISO/TC 229/JWG 2 Measurement and characterization Working group *
ISO/TC 229/TG 2 Consumer and societal dimensions of nanotechnologies Working group *
ISO/TC 229/TG 3 Nanotechnologies and sustainability Working group *
ISO/TC 229/WG 3 Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects of Nanotechnologies Working group *
ISO/TC 229/WG 4 Material specifications Working group *
ISO/TC 229/WG 5 Products and Applications Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 229

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 229 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 113 Nanotechnology for electrotechnical products and systems IEC
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 24/SC 4 Particle characterization ISO
ISO/TC 35 Paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 44 Welding and allied processes ISO
ISO/TC 45/SC 3 Raw materials (including latex) for use in the rubber industry ISO
ISO/TC 48 Laboratory equipment ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO
ISO/TC 146/SC 2 Workplace atmospheres ISO
ISO/TC 147/SC 5 Biological methods ISO
ISO/TC 150 Implants for surgery ISO
ISO/TC 184/SC 4 Industrial data ISO
ISO/TC 194 Biological and clinical evaluation of medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 201 Surface chemical analysis ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 1 Terminology ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 2 General procedures ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 7 Electron spectroscopies ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 9 Scanning probe microscopy ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 10 X-ray Reflectometry (XRR) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analysis ISO
ISO/TC 202 Microbeam analysis ISO
ISO/TC 206 Fine ceramics ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments ISO
ISO/TC 213 Dimensional and geometrical product specifications and verification ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 217 Cosmetics ISO
ISO/TC 256 Pigments, dyestuffs and extenders ISO
ISO/TC 266 Biomimetics ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 229

ISO/TC 229 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 113 Nanotechnology for electrotechnical products and systems IEC
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 24 Particle characterization including sieving ISO
ISO/TC 24/SC 4 Particle characterization ISO
ISO/TC 35 Paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 35/SC 9 General test methods for paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 61 Plastics ISO
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO
ISO/TC 146/SC 2 Workplace atmospheres ISO
ISO/TC 147/SC 5 Biological methods ISO
ISO/TC 184/SC 4 Industrial data ISO
ISO/TC 194 Biological and clinical evaluation of medical devices ISO
ISO/TC 201 Surface chemical analysis ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 1 Terminology ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 2 General procedures ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 6 Secondary ion mass spectrometry ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 7 Electron spectroscopies ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 9 Scanning probe microscopy ISO
ISO/TC 202 Microbeam analysis ISO
ISO/TC 206 Fine ceramics ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 1 Environmental management systems ISO
ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments ISO
ISO/TC 213 Dimensional and geometrical product specifications and verification ISO
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 217 Cosmetics ISO
ISO/TC 266 Biomimetics ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
ANEC European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardization A
ANF HQ Thailand Science Park Project A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
ECOS (Europe) European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation A
ETUI European Trade Union Institute A
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry A
NIA Nanotechnology Industries Association A
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD A
VAMAS Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards A

ISO/TC 229 - Secretariat

BSI United Kingdom
British Standards Institution
389 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 4AL
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 208 996 90 00
Fax: +44 208 996 74 00

Secretariat direct:
Mr David Michael