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.


Determination of the shape, size and size distribution of nano-filler particles (TWA 33)
Chemical composition of nanofillers (TWA 33)
Determination of total sulfur and sulfate half ester content in cellulose nanocrystals (TWA 34)
Assessment of a quantitative nanomaterial definition (TWA 34)
Measurement of the morphology of extracellular protein filaments and matrices (TWA 40)
Structural characterisation of CVD-grown graphene (TWA 41)
Elemental analysis and oxygen content of a graphene powder (TWA 41)
             Measurement of the metal impurities of a graphene powder (TWA 41)
Raman shift calibration (TWA 42)
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The 41st Steering Committee Meeting of VAMAS was held alongside the 25th International Materials Research Congress in August 2016. VAMAS Technical studies covering various TWAs were presented within a dedicated symposium Materials Properties and Pre-Normative Standardization Initiatives as part of the Congress.


The 42nd Steering Committee Meeting of VAMAS will be held in Sydney, Australia in June 2017. The meeting will be preceded by a technical workshop on 'Measurement Challenges for 2D Materials'