Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS)

VAMAS supports world trade in products dependent on advanced materials technologies, through International collaborative projects aimed at providing the technical basis for harmonized measurements, testing, specifications, and standards.


Active Intercomparison Exercises  
Alignment procedure for identical location analysis between different microscopic measuring instruments for surface chemical analysis
Elastic modulus measurement for compliant materials using AFM
Lateral size of graphene oxide flakes by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Development of standardized methodologies for characterisation of microplastics with microscopy and spectroscopy methods
Development of guidelines for reproducible TEM specimen preparation by focused ion beam processing
Measurement of lateral resolution of Raman Microscopy with nanowire artefacts
Validating biosensor binding kinetics for microorganism antigens  
Quantification of an SI-traceable reference material in cells post-transfection 
Lateral size and thickness measurement of few-layer graphene flakes using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)

VAMAS Steering Committee Meeting

The 48th VAMAS Steering Committee was hosted at CSIR NPL (New Delhi), in October 2023. The meeting had participants from 15 countries across the globe and liaison partners, including ISO and IEC. In adddition to reviewing progress of all technical work, the membership discussed the long-term strategy for the organisation and identified new areas of activities..

The meeting was preceded by an international workshop on 'Advanced materials challenges and standardisation needs for net zero technologies'.

VAMAS and EURAMET sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

VAMAS and EURAMET, the European Association of National Metrology Institutes, are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster cooperative activities related to metrology for advanced materials and to support the development of high-quality, documentary standards and reference materials that are relevant to the regional economies.
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