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IEC TAGs - TC113


USNC TAG for IEC TC 113

This is the home page for the U.S. National Committee (USNC) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee 113 (TC 113), Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems.

The TC 113 TAG is the vehicle by which U.S. manufacturers of nano-enabled electrotechnical products create a favorable international business model for their companies and their industry. This is because the TAG is the forum for developing standards for the characterization of nanoscale-attributes and the reliability and durability of nano-scale subassemblies.

Historically, standards have driven the commercial landscape and have accelerated the commercialization and mass production of new technologies. Nanotechnology for the electrical and electronic sectors will be no different. The U.S. has the largest nanotechnology manufacturing base in the world. This presents us with countless opportunities for breakthroughs from industry and the scientific community that will lead to safer and more functional electrotechnical products, including renewable sources of electricity for home and transportation needs, flexible video displays, and compact electronic devices.

Mass manufacture of these products will translate to more U.S. jobs and improved U.S. competitiveness in the international marketplace. But if we are not proactive in standardization work for this emerging field, other countries and regions around the world will prevail in setting those standards for us and put us at a competitive disadvantage as mass production expands. Nanomaterial suppliers and product development experts in nano-electrotechnical measurements and performance assessments are urged to join the TC 113 TAG and help the U.S. lead in this vital work. 

TAG members: Click here for the members-only pages.

Technical Advisor - Dr. Brent Segal
TAG Secretary - Mike Leibowitz

TC 113 Scope

Standardization of the technologies relevant to electrical and electronic products and systems in nanotechnology, in close cooperation with other committees of the IEC and ISO TC 229.

Click here to learn about IEC TC 113, including officers, member countries and the Committee's current Strategic Business Plan.

TC 113 Structure

TC 113 is composed of the following:

IEC TC 113-ISO TC 229 Joint Working Group 1 (JWG1), Terminology
IEC TC 113-ISO TC 229 Joint Working Group 2 (JWG2), Measurement and instrumentation
IEC TC 113 Working Group 3 (WG3), Performance assessment

IEC TC 113 Working Group 7 (WG7), Reliability assessment

TAG involvement in the TC 113 Work Program

TAG members serve as experts on TC 113 project teams that contribute to the current set of TC 113 publications

These experts are also participating in the development of TC 113 working documents in process. Among these, the USNC is the lead country on the following:

IEC/TS 62565-3-1, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 3-1: Blank detail specification for graphene for electrotechnical applications
This is an approved new work item, currently in the working draft stage.

IEC/TS 62565-4-2, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 4-2: Detail specification for luminescent nanomaterials for general lighting applications
This is an approved new work Item, currently in the working draft stage

IEC 62607-3-1, Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 3-1: Luminescent nanoparticles - Quantum efficiency
This has entered the Final Draft International Standard stage.

IEC/TS 62607-3-2: Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 3-2: Luminescent nanomaterials - Mass of quantum dot dispersion
This is an approved new work item, currently in the Committee Draft stage.

IEC/IEEE TS 62659, Large scale manufacturing of nanoelectronics.
This is in the 2nd Committee Draft stage.

Become a TAG member today!

Why should you become a TAG member? Read about why IEC standards work is important to companies already participating.

Standardization drives the commercial landscape. Those who drive standards hold the high ground on the commercialization of their products. If you don't drive, you follow!

Membership on the TC 113 TAG affords you a voice in IEC standards work, including:

  • Access to the members-only pages including TC 113 working documents
  • Voting rights in the formulating of U.S. National Committee positions
  • The opportunity to introduce or contribute to new work proposals
  • The opportunity to comment on working drafts
  • Eligibility to lead in standards projects
  • Representation in international working groups and plenary sessions

Membership is open to all U.S. stakeholders in nano-electrotechnology, but requires application through the TAG Secretary and Technical Advisor, approval by the TAG voting membership, and payment of an annual TAG participation fee assessed by the USNC after member, currently $295.00.

Contact us to join or for questions. When formally requesting membership, please complete and submit a TC 113 TAG application with your professional resume and organizational letter of support.

Events Calendar

Nano Energy
February 19-21, 2014
University College, London, UK

IEEE ELNANO 2014
April 15-18, 2014
Kiev, Ukraine

MRS Spring 2014 Meeting and Exhibit
April 21-15, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Graphene 2014
May 6-9, 2014
Toulouse, France

IEC TC 113 WG3 and Project Teams

June 3-6, 2014
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

NSTI Nanotech 2014
June 15-19, 2014
Washington, D.C.

IEEE Nano
August 18-21, 2014
Toronto, Canada

IEC TC 113 Plenary, WG3 and Project Teams
November 9-14, 2014
Tokyo, Japan (at the IEC General Meeting)

MRS Fall 2014 Meeting and Exhibit
November 30-December 5, 2014
Boston, MA