Manufacturing at the Nanoscale, Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Workshops, 2002-2004

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Jan. 1 2007

Description:

Intended to provide direction to researchers and program managers involved in nanomanufacturing R&D regarding long-term goals and research opportunities.  This NNI workshop report identifies then-current scientific and technological advances, the research needs and goals for four generations of nanomanufactured products, the required scientific and technological infrastructure, the investment and implementation strategies for future nanomanufacturing R&D, and the relevant challenge areas and priorities for the following decade.


Nanotechnology Fact

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies. Since 2001, Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments have invested more than $25 billion in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These investments, made under the auspices of the NNI, have enabled groundbreaking discoveries that have revolutionized science; established world-class facilities for the characterization of nanoscale materials and their fabrication into nanoscale devices; educated tens of thousands of individuals from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers; and fostered the responsible incorporation of nanotechnology into commercial products.

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