Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020: Retrospective and Outlook by Mihail C. RocoNanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020: Retrospective and Outlook by Mihail C. Roco

Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020: Retrospective and Outlook

byMihail C. Roco, Chad A. Mirkin, Mark C. Hersam

Hardcover | June 17, 2011

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This volume presents a comprehensive perspective on the global scientific, technological, and societal impact of nanotechnology since 2000, and explores the opportunities and research directions in the next decade to 2020.  The vision for the future of nanotechnology presented here draws on scientific insights from U.S. experts in the field, examinations of lessons learned, and international perspectives shared by participants from 35 countries in a series of high-level workshops organized by Mike Roco of the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with a team of American co-hosts that includes Chad Mirkin, Mark Hersam, Evelyn Hu, and several other eminent U.S. scientists.  The study performed in support of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) aims to redefine the R&D goals for nanoscale science and engineering integration and to establish nanotechnology as a general-purpose technology in the next decade. It intends to provide decision makers in academia, industry, and government with a nanotechnology community perspective of productive and responsible paths forward for nanotechnology R&D.

Dr. Mihail C. Roco is the Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Dr. Roco is the founding Chair of the U.S. National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET) and established the...
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Title:Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020: Retrospective and OutlookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:690 pagesPublished:June 17, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400711670

ISBN - 13:9789400711679

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Table of Contents

1. Enabling and Investigative Tools: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation 2. Enabling and Investigative Tools: Measuring Methods,Instruments and Metrology 3. Synthesis, Processing and Manufacturing of Nanoscale Components, Devices and Systems 4. Nanotechnology Environmental, Health and Safety Issues 5. Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Environment, Water, Food and Climate 6. Nanotechnology for Sustainability: Energy Conversion, Storage and Conservation 7. Applications: Nanobiosystems, Medicine and Health 8. Applications: Nanoelectronics and Nanomagnetics 9. Applications: Photonics and Plasmonics 10. Applications: Nanostructured Catalysts 11. Applications: High-performance Nanomaterials and other Emerging Areas 12. Preparation of People and Physical Infrastructure 13. Innovative and responsible governance. Appendix A. List of Participants Appendix B. Reference Materials Appendix C. Glossary Appendix D. Index of Authors Appendix E. Index of Main Topics Appendix F. NNI Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers Established between 2000 and 2010.