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) was once created in 2000 to concentration and coordinate the nanoscience and nanotechnology study and improvement (R&D) actions being funded by means of a number of federal firms. the aim of the NNI is to marshal those learn actions as a way to speed up in charge improvement and deployment of nanotechnology for fiscal gain and nationwide protection. To take inventory of the development of the NNI, Congress, in P. L. 108-153, the twenty first Century Nanotechnology examine and improvement Act, directed the nationwide study Council to hold out a evaluation of this system each 3 years. This file offers the result of the 1st of these studies, which addresses the industrial impression of nanotechnology advancements and gives a benchmark of U.S. R&D efforts relative to these undertaken by way of international opponents. additionally, the record deals an evaluation of the present prestige of accountable improvement of nanotechnology and reviews at the feasibility of molecular self-assembly.

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Gov/html/centers/­nnicenters. html, accessed March 2006; also, Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Sub­committee, ­Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council, 2005, Research and Development Leading to a Revolution in Technology and Industry, Supplement to the President’s FY 2006 Budget Request, March. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. 22 Department of Defense The research mission of MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies is to use nanotechnology to improve the survival of soldiers.

Discovery and development of scientific and engineering principles relating to new structures, processes, and mechanisms at the nanoscale; • Nanomaterials. Research involving the design and synthesis of nano­ structured materials in a controlled and targeted manner; • Nanoscale devices and systems. Research that applies science and engineering principles at the nanoscale to create new or improve existing devices and systems; • Instrumentation research, metrology, and standards for nanotechnology.

2004. S. National Nanotechnology Initiative after 3 years (2001-2003). Journal of Nanoparticle Research 6: 1010. 4National Research Council. 2002. Small Wonders, Endless Frontiers: A Review of the National Nano-­ technology Initiative. : National Academy Press. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html A M at t e r 18 of Size the missions of the participating agencies; ensuring continuing leadership by the United States in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology; and contributing to the nation’s economic competitiveness.

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