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Posted: Apr 19, 2011

Free e-handbook "Ensuring the Accuracy of Nanoscale Electrical Measurements"

(Nanowerk News) Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, has published an informative e-handbook titled "Ensuring the Accuracy of Nanoscale Electrical Measurements."
The e-handbook is divided into several topic areas:
  • Nanotech Testing Challenges
  • Electrical Measurement Considerations
  • Electrical Noise
  • Source-Measure Instruments
  • Pulsing Technologies
  • Avoiding Self-Heating Problems
  • In addition to these topics, the e-handbook provides insights on graphene, the single-atom-thick crystal of carbon, thought by many to be the semiconductor industry's eventual replacement for silicon. A useful glossary of low-level measurement terminology and a guide to selecting instruments suitable for nanotechnology applications are included. In addition, links to a variety of webinars, white papers, and application notes relevant to each topic area are included.
    Keithley instrumentation is helping advance the state of the art in a growing list of nanotechnology applications. Six decades of experience in designing ultra-sensitive measurement tools allow Keithley to provide university, corporate, and government labs around the world with solutions for investigating new material and device properties. Keithley partners with organizations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), leading Nanotechnology Centers of Excellence, customers, and other leading nanotechnology measurement tool vendors to create more complete nano test solutions. The insight into emerging needs provided by these working partnerships helps Keithley deliver new capabilities faster.
    About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
    With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems. 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 products for their critical measurement needs and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test. In 2010, Keithley Instruments joined Tektronix as part of its test and measurement portfolio.
    Source: Keithley
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