Work Item
ASTM WK59121

New Practice for an Extensible Nanoparticle Ontology

1. Scope

1.1 A procedure for specifying a particle ontology (terms, definitions and their relationships) to ensure adequate communications between scientific and database management personnel when representing laboratory research data in databases. 1.2 While no units of measurements are used in this practice, values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. 1.3 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Ontology, database, particle, nanoparticle, taxonomy, thesaurus, layer, coating.


None Provided

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E56.01

Committee: E56

Staff Manager: Frank McConnell

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-19-2017

Technical Contact: Frederick Klaessig

Item: 001

Ballot: E56.01 (17-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution