Useful acronyms

aa - amino acid
Ab - antibody
ADMET - Adsorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicolgy
AES - Auger electron spectroscopy
AFM - Atomic Force Microscope (Microscopy)
Ag - antigen ALD - Atomic Layer Deposition ALE - Atomic Layer Epitaxy
ATMP - Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product
ATP - adenosine triphosphate
BBB - blood brain barrier
BCC - Body-centred Cubic (Crystal structure)
BEEM - Ballistic Electron Emission Microscopy BIPM - International Bureau of Weights and Measures
BET - Brunauer, Emmett and Teller method of measuring surface-area
BioNEMS - biofunctionalised nanoelectromechanical systems
BT/WG - Technical Board /Working Group
CA - Coordination Action (FP7 Instrument)
CAT - computerized axial tomography
CD - Committee Draft
CEN - European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC - European Electrotechnical Standardization Committee
Cermet - Ceramic-metal composite
CMOS - Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CMP - Chemical Mechanical Polishing
CNS - central nervous system
CNT - Carbon Nanotube
CPC - Condensation Particle Counter
CRD - chronic respiratory disease
CT - computer tomography
CVD - cardiovascular disease
CVD - Chemical Vapour Deposition
CWA - CEN Workshop Agreement
DFT - Density Function Theory
DIS - Draft International Standard
DLC - diamond-like carbon
DMA - Differential Mobility Analyzer
DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid
DPN - dip-pen nanolithography
ECM - extracellular matrix
EDX - Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis
EELS - Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
EN - European Norm (European standard)
ENV - European Norm Voluntaire (European prestandard) - now replaced by CEN TS
ESCA - (also called XPS) Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis
ESEM - Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
ESR - Existing Substance Regulations
ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EUROMET - European Collaboration in Measurement Standards
EUV - Extreme Ultra-Violet
EXAFS - Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure
Fab - fragment antigen binding (of an antibody molecule)
FCC - Face Centred Cubic (Crystal structure)
FEG-SEM - Field Emission Gun Scanning Electron Microscope
FET - Field-effect Transistor
FDIS - Final Draft International Standard
FP6 - European 6th Framework RTD Programme
FP7 - European 7th Framework RTD Programme
FRET - fluorescence resonance energy transfer
FWHM - Full Width, Half Maximum
GDOES - Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy
GMR -Giant MagnetoResistance
HREELS - High-resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy
HREM - High-Resolution Electron Microscopy
hTEP - human tissue-engineered product
HVOF - High Velocity Oxygen Fuel
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
IP - Integrated Project (FP6 Instrument)
IP - Intellectual Property
ISO - International Organization for Standardization KTN - Knowledge Transfer Network
LISA - Lithographically Induced Self-assembly
LOC - lab-on-a-chip
MBE - Molecular Beam Epitaxy
MEMS - Microfabricated ElectroMechanical Systems
MEMS - MicroElectroMechanical Systems
MFH - Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia
MFM - Magnetic Force Microscopy
MNT (Forum) - Micro and nano technologies
MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MST - MicroSystems Technology
MWCNT - Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube
NEMS - Nanofabricated ElectroMechanical Systems
NEMS - NanoElectroMechanical Systems
NIDG - Nanotechnology Issues Dialogue Group
NIL - NanoImprint Lithography
NM - Nuclear Medicine
NMP (FP7 Thematic area) - Nanotechnology, materials and processing
NMR - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
NMS - National Measurement System
NONS - Notification of New Substances
NQR - Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance
NRCG - Nanotechnology Research Coordination Group
NSOM - Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy

NTA - Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis.
NWI - New Work Item
NWIP - New Work Item Proposal
PAS - Publicly Available Specification
PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
PEEM - PhotoEmission Electron Microscopy
PEG - Polyethylene glycol
PET - Positron Emission Tomography
POC - point-of-care-device
pr - provisional (as in prCENTS, pr(EN)
REACH - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
RGD - arginine, glycine and aspartic acid motif
RLS - Resonance Light Scattering
RNA - Ribonucleic acid
RTD - Research and Technological Development
SAM - Self-Assembled Monolayer
SCCNFP - Scientific Committee on Cosmetic and Non-Food Products
SCM - Scanning Capacitance Microscopy
SECM - Scanning ElectroChemical Microscopy
SEM - Scanning Electron Microscope (Microscopy)
SET - Single Electron Transistor
SFM - Scanning Force Microscope
SICM - Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy
SIMS - Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
SMPS - Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer
SNP - Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
SPR - Surface Plasmon Resonance 
SPM - Scanning Probe Microscope (Microscopy)
SSA - Specific Support Action (FP7 Instrument)
STM - Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (Microscopy)
STM (STEM) - Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
STREP - Strategic Targeted Research Project (FP6 Instrument)
SWCNT - Single-walled Carbon Nanotube
SWNT - Single-wall Nanotube
TEM - Transmission Electron Microscope (Microscopy)
TOFSIMS - Time of Flight SIMS
TR - Technical Report
TS - Technical Specification (pre standard in ISO and CEN) TSB - Technology Strategy Board
UPS - UltraViolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy
WATCH - Working Group on Action to Control Chemicals
WD - Working Draft
WG - Working Group
WI - Work Item
XPS - X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
IFLM - Inorganic Fullerene-Like Material
VAMAS -  Versaille Agreement on Materials and Standards

 

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