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Find here general information on nanotechnologies and nanosciences: definitions, localizations of the infrastructures, new firms,…

Localizations of the nanotechnological infrastructures in France PDF Print E-mail
The French government has made a website to know the public institutions involved in nanotechnology and microtechnology. We reported this listing one a map, to apprehend the spatial distribution of the French public laboratories concerned by nanotechnology in 2005.
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To define nanotechnology: scientific stakes and fields? PDF Print E-mail
As it is an emerging Field, there isn’t any scientific consensus on the definition of the Nano Science and Technological Field (NST for NanoSciences and NanoTechnologies): where it starts and stops? However, even if there is a controversy, several common aspects can be underlined in these definitions:
  • size of the elements (10^-9) - the nanometer
  • the fact that the emergence of this Field is based on the convergence of other fields apparently dissociated.
  • the fact that the development of the NST is leading by two main dynamics :  the miniaturization (top down) or the manipulation of atoms to shape bigger molecular complex (bottom-up).
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