|American Society for Testing and Materials
|Guide | Practice
1.1 This guide provides a framework for a basic workforce education in pattern generation topics related to nanotechnology, to be taught at an undergraduate college level. The education should be broadbased, preparing an individual to work in one of many areas in nanotechnology research, development, or manufacturing. The individual so educated may be involved in nanoscale pattern definition.
1.2 This guide may be used to develop or evaluate an education program for pattern generation topics in the nanotechnology field. This guide provides listings of key topics that should be covered in a nanotechnology education program on this subject, but it does not provide specific course material to be used in such a program. This approach is taken in order to allow workforce education entities to ensure their programs cover the required material while also enabling these institutions to tailor their programs to meet the needs of their local employers.
1.3 While no units of measurements are used in this standard guide, values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the methods and concepts needed for pattern generation in nanotechnology. It may not cover knowledge and skill objectives applicable to local conditions or required by local regulations.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.