The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) was created in 2000 to focus and coordinate the nanoscience and nanotechnology research and development (RaD) activities being funded by several federal agencies. The purpose of the NNI is to marshal these research activities in order to accelerate responsible development and deployment of nanotechnology for economic benefit and national security. To take stock of the progress of the NNI, Congress, in P. L. 108-153, the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, directed the National Research Council to carry out a review of the program every three years. This report presents the results of the first of those reviews, which addresses the economic impact of nanotechnology developments and provides a benchmark of U.S. RaD efforts relative to those undertaken by foreign competitors. In addition, the report offers an assessment of the current status of responsible development of nanotechnology and comments on the feasibility of molecular self-assembly.... Multi-functional Nanocompositesa Princeton University ac Institute for Nanoelectronics and ComputingaPurdue University, Northwestern University, Cornell University, University of Florida, University of California San Diego, Yale University, anbsp;...
|Title||:||A Matter of Size:|
|Author||:||Committee to Review the National Nanotechnology Initiative, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2006-11-30|