(sometimes shortened to "nanotech") is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and
supramolecular scale. The earliest, widespread description of nanotechnology referred to the
particular technological goal of precisely manipulating atoms and molecules for fabrication
of macroscale products, also now referred to as molecular nanotechnology. A more generalized
description of nanotechnology was subsequently established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative,
which defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized
from 1 to 100 nanometers. This definition reflects the fact that quantum mechanical effects
are important at this quantum-realm scale, and so the definition shifted from a particular technological
goal to a research category inclusive of all types of research and technologies that deal with
the special properties of matter that occur below the given size threshold. "
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|Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute | nano.berkeley.edu
umbrella organization for expanding and coordinating Berkeley research and educational
activities in nanoscale science and engineering.
The Center for Affordable
Nanoengineering of Polymer Biomedical Devices | nsec.ohio-state.edu | 614-292-9271
| Columbus, OH
Carries out advanced research at the nanometer scale - Ohio State
Center for NanoTechnology | nanotech.wisc.edu
Research at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Center for Nanotechnology at the University
of Washington | nano.washington.edu/index.asp
Rapid advances in nanoscale science
and technology can only thrive in a collaborative environment in which faculty and
students from different disciplines discuss ideas, work together, and share their
expertise. The Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington addresses
these changing realities. It brings together faculty members and students from the
Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy, and the School of Medicine.
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology | crnano.org | 718-398-7272 | Brooklyn,
A non-profit think tank concerned with the major societal and environmental
implications of advanced nanotechnology.
CNT - Center for NanoTechnology |
ipt.arc.nasa.gov | 650-604-2616 | Moffett Field, CA
From NASA Ames Research Center.
Foresight Nanotech Institute | foresight.org
Focusing on advancing beneficial
nanotechnology and on maximizing the benefits and minimizing the downsides of nanotechnology.
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology | ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7729
Archival journal devoted to the dissemination of new results and discussions related
to understanding the physical basis and engineering applications of phenomena at the
nanoscale level, across all areas of science and engineering.
of Nanotechnology (IoN) | nano.org.uk | +44 (0) 1786 447520 | Scotland
works closely with governments, universities, researchers, and companies worldwide
on developing and promoting all aspects of nanotechnology. It also serves as a key
organizer of international scientific events, conferences, and educational courses
designed to encourage nanotechnology takeup by industry, as well as stimulating interest
in less developed countries.
Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility | inrf.uci.edu/index.asp
Develops and promotes engineered nanoscale systems through research, education and
outreach - University of California, Irvine.
International Association of Nanotechnology,
Inc | ianano.org | 916-529-4119 | Sacramento, CA
A non-profit organization with
the goals to foster scientific research and business development in the areas of Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology for the benefits of society.
Delft Institute of Microsystems
and Nanoelectronics | dimes.tudelft.nl | +31 15 2786234 | The Netherlands
Delft Institute of Microelectronics and Submicron Technology DIMES Research Center.
MIT Nanoengineering Group | web.mit.edu/nanoengineering
Research is focused
on nanoscale energy transport, conversion, and storage.
Movies Show Nanotubes
Bend Like Sluggish Guitar Strings | sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060628085933.htm
Novel method of filming individual nanotube movements - from Science Daily.
Nanoforum | nanoforum.org | +44 (0)141 330 2145 | UK
gateway providing news items from across the EU including information from projects
and organizations, and offers customers a powerful advertising and dissemination service.
|Nanoscience and Nanotechnology | soe.stanford.edu/research/nano.html | 650-723-8671
| Stanford, CA
Research at the Center for Research on Information Storage Materials,
Nanoscience Research | bnl.gov/bnlweb/nanotechnology.asp |
631-344-8000 | Upton, NY
Nanotechnology research site from Brookhaven National
Nanotechnology | zyvex.com/nano
A brief introduction to the
core concepts of molecular nanotechnology, followed by links to further reading. created
by Dr. Ralph Merkle, hosted by Zyvex.
Nano Group | nano.unh.edu | Durham,
a core group of scientists and engineers working on a range of nanotechnology
projects that are designed to make, move, model and characterize nanoscale structures,
surfaces and features. The University of New Hampshire.
| nano.asme.org | 212-591-7789 | New York, NY
Of ASME International - dedicated
to furthering the art, science and practice of nanotechnology.
Journal | iop.org/EJ/journal/0957-4484
From Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing
Nanotechnology Now | nanotech-now.com
Nanotechnology basics, news,
and general information.
Nanotechnology Service of the European Commission
Provides an overview of nanotechnology related activities
at the European Commission.
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network,
(NNIN) | nnin.org | Ithaca, NY
An integrated partnership of thirteen user facilities,
supported by NSF, providing unparalleled opportunities for nanoscience and nanotechnology
National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) | nano.gov
R&D program established to coordinate the multiagency efforts in nanoscale science,
engineering, and technology.
Nanotechnology News | sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/nanotechnology
From ScienceDaily LLC.Nanowerk
Comprehensive source of nanotechnology information.
Network for Computational Nanotechnology | ncn.purdue.edu | 765-494-7715
| West Lafayette, IN
Our mission is to connect theory, experiment, and computation
in a way that makes a difference to the future of nanotechnology. While addressing
challenges in nanotechnology NCN researchers produce new algorithms, approaches, and
software tools with capabilities not yet available commercially.
NIST | nist.gov/public_affairs/nanotech.htm#nni
Nanotechnology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
University | nano.neu.edu | 617-373-3294 | Boston, MA
Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing,
a nanoscale science and engineering center.
PENN Regional Nanotechnology Facility
| seas.upenn.edu/nanotechfacility | 215-898-8718 | Philadelphia PA
center equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for materials
analysis. Nanoscale characterization of polymers, ceramics, composites, metals, electronics,
and thin films is conducted using scanning, transmission, and scanning-transmission
electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, and ion scattering techniques.
Scientific American, Inc | sciam.com/nanotech
Nanotechnology channel online.
Small Times Media | smalltimes.com | 734-994-1106 | Ann Arbor, MI
source of business information and analysis about micro and nanotechnology. Small
Times Media offers full news coverage through its business trade magazine, daily news
Web site and weekly e-mail newsletter and offers custom research services through
its EmTech research division.
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