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IEC TAGs - TC113


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. 

Technical Advisor - Evelyn Hirt
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 characterization
IEC TC 113 Working Group 3 (WG3), Performance assessment
IEC TC 113 Working Group 7 (WG7), Reliability assessment
IEC TC 113 Working Group 8 (WG8), Graphene and carbon related materials
IEC TC 113 Working Group 9 (WG9), Nano-enabled photovoltaics, nanoelectronics
IEC TC 113 Working Group 10 (WG10), Luminsecent nanomaterials
IEC TC 113 Working Group 11 (WG11), Nano-enabled energy storage

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 has entered a 3rd Committee Draft stage

IEC/TS 62565-3-x, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 3-x: Detail specification for single-layer graphene
This is an approved Potential Work Item

IEC/TS 62565-3-x, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 3-x: Detail specification for bi-layer graphene
This is an approved Potential Work Item

IEC/TS 62565-4-2, Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 4-2: Detail specification for luminescent nanomaterials for general lighting applications
Published May 24, 2018.

IEC/TS 62607-3-1: Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 3-1: Luminescent nanomaterials - Quantum efficienc
Published May 22, 2014

IEC/TS 62607-3-2: Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 3-2: Luminescent nanomaterials - Mass of quantum dot dispersion
Pubished January 10, 2017

IEC/TS 62607-6-4: Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 6-4: Graphene - Surface conductance measurement using resonant cavity
Published September 28, 2016

IEC/IEEE TS 62659, Large scale manufacturing of nanoelectronics.
Published September 30, 2015

Become a TAG member today!

Why should you become a TAG member? See why IEC standards work is important to companies already participating and video testimonials on the benefits of electrotechnical standardization.

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 on international working groups and at 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, currently $310.00, which must be paid before membership can be active.

Contact us to join or for questions. Complete and send to us a TC 113 TAG membership application along with your professional resume and organizational letter of support.

Events Calendar

IEC TC 113 Working Groups
May 20-24, 2019
Madrid, Spain

IEC TC 113 Plenary meeting and Working Groups
October 14-18, 2019
Shanghai, China


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