A Matter of Size by Committee to Review the National Nanotechnology Initiative,

By Committee to Review the National Nanotechnology Initiative, National Research Council

The nationwide Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) used to be created in 2000 to concentration and coordinate the nanoscience and nanotechnology learn and improvement (R&D) actions being funded through numerous federal organisations. the aim of the NNI is to marshal those examine actions so one can speed up dependable improvement and deployment of nanotechnology for monetary gain and nationwide safeguard. To take inventory of the growth of the NNI, Congress, in P. L. 108-153, the twenty first Century Nanotechnology examine and improvement Act, directed the nationwide learn Council to hold out a overview of this system each 3 years. This record provides the result of the 1st of these studies, which addresses the industrial influence of nanotechnology advancements and gives a benchmark of U.S. R&D efforts relative to these undertaken through international opponents. furthermore, the document deals an overview of the present prestige of accountable improvement of nanotechnology and reviews at the feasibility of molecular self-assembly.

Show description

Read or Download A Matter of Size PDF

Best nanostructures books

Selected Topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

"Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" features a choice of papers within the subfields of scanning probe microscopy, nanofabrication, practical nanoparticles and nanomaterials, molecular engineering and bionanotechnology. Written by way of specialists of their respective fields, it truly is meant for a basic clinical readership who might be non-specialists in those matters, yet who desire a kind of complete creation to them.

Unravelling single cell genomics : micro and nanotools

Content material: desktop generated contents notice: ch. 1 An advent to Molecular Biology / Luce Dauphinot -- summary -- 1. 1. DNA constitution and Gene Expression -- 1. 2. Molecular Biology instruments for Nucleic Acid experiences -- 1. 2. 1. DNA Engineering -- 1. 2. 2. Polymerase Chain response -- 1. 2. three. DNA Microarrays -- References -- ch.

Electromagnetic material interrogation using conductive interfaces and acoustic wavefronts

Electromagnetic thought bargains fascination and problem from either a actual and a mathematical viewpoint. This monograph includes the latest effects at the use of electromagnetic probes to interrogate dielectric fabric buildings for cloth homes and geometry. The authors commence with uncomplicated electromagnetics, equivalent to Maxwell's equations, and current modeling, concept, and computational effects.

Food nanoscience and nanotechnology

 Nanoscience and nanotechnology have had an excellent impression at the foodstuff undefined. they've got elevated the dietary and practical houses of a few foodstuff items and feature aided in foodstuff upkeep during the addition of antimicrobials or the relief of water task. those and plenty of different functions have emerged lately to remodel nutrients technology and know-how.

Extra resources for A Matter of Size

Sample text

All rights reserved. html A Review of the N a t i o na l N an o t e c h n o l o g y I n i t i a t i v e In addition to educating students, sharing the discoveries of science with a broader audience is an important responsibility of the science and technology community. Beyond efforts to impact K-16 education, understanding by and engagement of the public are important objectives that the science community must address, given that such understanding is basic to the public’s trust in and support for nanotechnology R&D, on the one hand, and to the public’s excitement about scientific exploration and discovery in general, on the other.

Federal investments under the NNI are developing the tools of science—facilities and instruments that enable discovery and development—particularly unique, expensive, or large-scale tools beyond the means of a single organization. S. S. scientists and engineers in the next decade. The multidisciplinary collaborative approach fostered by the NNI has enabled advances in basic research for the creation of foundational knowledge, targeted applied research for high-impact applications, and established Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.

See the subsections “Establishment of Working Groups and Other Mechanisms for Coordination, Communication, and Outreach,” “Solicitation of New Inter- and Intra-agency Collaborative Research,” and “Investment in Centers and Networks for Multidisciplinary Nanoscale R&D” in Chapter 1 for details. 6. org/, accessed June 2006. 7. gov/Sub/Newsroom/News_Releases/DOE-SC/2006/nano/index. htm, ­accessed June 2006. 8. C. Roco, NSET/NSF, presentation to this committee, June 27, 2005. 9. S. patents awarded, as compared to Japan (926), Germany (684), Canada (244), and France (183).

Download PDF sample

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 37 votes