Nanotech measurement contest offers $ 5000 in cash prizes innovative test applications

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Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI), a leader in solutions for emerging measurement needs, has teamed with R&D Magazine to create a Nanotechnology Test & Measurement Applications Contest for researchers and test innovators who are making complex and advanced electrical measurements on nanoscale materials and devices. The aim of the contest is to encourage researchers and development engineers to share nanotech electrical measurement techniques that will help the industry at large. The editors of R&D Magazine will judge the contest entries. Three prizes will be awarded: 1st Place - $2,500; 2nd Place - $1,500; and 3rd Place - $1,000.

Entries will be accepted from Keithley equipment users worldwide doing research or product development in any of the diverse nanotechnology disciplines (electronics, biotechnology, structural material, etc.) and involved with electrical measurements on materials and devices (except employees of Keithley and R&D Magazine). Researchers are encouraged to complete and submit a contest entry form describing their application and how they overcame the measurement challenges associated with it. An entry form and full contest rules can be found at Entries must be submitted online before June 30, 2006.

Nanotechnology Challenges. As researchers and engineers grapple with the significant challenges of miniaturization and nanotechnology, electrical measurements play a pivotal role in developing new materials and devices - even those not intended for electronic applications. This contest encourages the development and propagation of improved measurement techniques to meet these challenges.

Keithley Instruments is the world leader in the creation of electrical measurement solutions for nanotechnology. This important new area of research promises significant advances in electronics, materials, biotechnology, alternative energy sources, and dozens of other applications.
Nanotechnology requires the measurement of very small currents and voltages, capabilities that Keithley has pioneered for 60 years.

With their unequalled performance, Keithley's measurement tools enable nanotechnology researchers to observe phenomena that were impossible just a few years ago. Keithley is seen by many nanotechnologists as a key enabler of their work. These researchers depend on Keithley's measurement expertise and knowledge to help them unlock secrets at the nanoscale level and accelerate the transition from nanotech research labs to commercial production.

For More Information. For more information on the Nanotech Measurements Contest, visit To learn more about Keithley products used in nanotechnology measurement applications, and for a free copy of our brochure Measurement Solutions for Nanoscale Device and Materials, visit For information on other Keithley products and services, contact the company at:
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