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The Practical Approach of Iran, Taiwan, and Thailand toward Nano-Mark

Not long ago, on January 9th, 2013, the first web-meeting on Nano-Mark was held among Iran, Taiwan, and Thailand. The aim of these series of meetings is to share experiences and approaches among ...
Date : 1392/02/16 Visit : 1876 Topic : Developing international standards
The Practical Approach of Iran, Taiwan, and Thailand toward Nano-Mark

Not long ago, on January 9th, 2013, the first web-meeting on Nano-Mark was held among Iran, Taiwan, and Thailand. The aim of these series of meetings is to share experiences and approaches among the participating countries and to set up collaboration under Asia Nano Forum (ANF) umbrella. The meeting continued on April 29th with more practical approaches.
In the second meeting, first delegates from each country presented an antibacterial case study in which the three counties were involved. They presented the employed methodology (equipment, procedure and protocols), bacteria class, standards and acceptance criteria. At the end of this section, Professor Ali Beitollahi, the director of nanotechnology standardization committee of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) informed the audience that Iran is ready to host a meeting between exporters of the three countries to foster collaboration. Discussions continued about Nano metrology and issues such as calibration, test procedure, comparison of laboratories and sampling. Dr. Yao from the Center for Measurement Standards of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan pointed out that Taiwan's international activities regarding Nano metrology are mainly focused on inter lab comparison of narrow characteristic e.g. dimensional comparison of gold and silver particles. He also mentioned that they had a lab comparison experiment with japan last year. He finally suggested that dimensional issues are the best for the beginning of Nano metrology discussions. Then Dr. Nuttapun
from national nanotechnology center of Thailand and head of technical committee for Nano-Mark in Thailand (Nano Q) mentioned that they have defined a policy for calibration of four equipments twice a year. Thailand also has collaboration with Taiwan regarding calibration procedures through Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) projects. Another activity that Dr. Nuttapun mentioned was lab information exchange in and out of their country.
At the end of this constructive meeting, Professor Ali concluded and suggested another meeting with participation of Nano metrology experts to discuss the above issues in more detail.