Expansions of Nanotechnology

Harro van Lente, Christopher Coenen, Torsten Fleischer, Kornelia Konrad, Lotte Krabbenborg, Colin Milburn, François Thoreau, Torben B. Zülsdorf

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    Abstract

    Little by little, nanotechnology has emerged amid enormous aspirations for new
    materials and fantastic promises of manipulating our world “atom by atom.” While
    these grand visions continue to capture the imaginations of various audiences—and
    continue to be contested, as well—nanotechnology has developed into more than that.
    During the last two decades, many research programs and industrial R&D expenditures
    have resulted in actual products and tangible innovations. Nanotechnology, it seems, is
    expanding. But what does it mean to say that nanotechnology is expanding?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLittle by Little
    Subtitle of host publicationExpansions of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies
    EditorsHarro van Lente, Christopher Coenen, Torsten Fleischer, Kornelia Konrad, Colin Milburn, Francois Thoreau, Torben B. Zülsdorf
    Place of PublicationDordrecht, The Netherlands
    PublisherAKA-Verlag/IOS Press
    Pages1-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-89838-674-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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