Clusters and benchmarks on the dynamics of nanoscience and nanotechnology
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Nanotechnologies development in Europe between 1998 and 2006 PDF Print E-mail
This video show the evolution of scientific publications in the Field of nanotechnology, published between 1998 and 2006, for the main European Clusters. This growth is an indirect marker of the development of nanotechnologies, but IT does not affect all the places in the same way.
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.
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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