Keithley Announces Nanotechnology Measurement Handbook

Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, announces the availability of its Nanotechnology Measurement Handbook, a 124-page guide to electrical measurements for nanoscience applications. The handbook offers practical 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. It’s useful as a reference and as an aid to understanding low level phenomena observed in the lab.

The handbook is divided into five main sections, and each section includes tutorials on making ultra-low voltage and low power measurements on nanoscale devices. Topics include:

  • Challenges inherent in testing nanoscale devices
  • Techniques for making electrical measurements on nanoscale materials
  • Making accurate low-current, low-power, and low-resistance measurements and recognizing potential sources of error
  • Electronic transport characteristics of gallium nitride nanocircuits
  • Tips for the electrical characterization of carbon nanotubes and low-power nanoscale devices

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.

Keithley Instruments is the world leader in the creation of electrical measurement solutions for nanotechnology. This important new area of research promises significant advances in electronics, materials, biotechnology, alternative energy sources, and dozens of other applications. With their unequalled performance, Keithley measurement tools enable nanotechnology researchers to observe phenomena that were impossible to measure just a few years ago. Unlocking secrets at the nanoscale level is accelerating the transition from nanotech research labs to commercial production.

The Nanotechnology Measurement Handbook is available for no charge by calling 1-888-KEITHLEY.

About Keithley
With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems from DC to RF (radio frequency). Our products solve emerging measurement needs in production testing, process monitoring, product development, and research. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of precision measurement technology and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.