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National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
Committee on Technology
The Interagency Working Group on NanoScience, Engineering and Technology (IWGN)

Nanostructure Science and Technology

A Worldwide Study

Prepared under the guidance of the IWGN, NSTC

Edited by R.W. Siegel, E. Hu, M.C. Roco
WTEC, Loyola College in Maryland

WTEC Panel Report on

Nanostructure Science and Technology: R&D Status and Trends in Nanoparticles, Nanostructured Materials, and Nanodevices


This document was prepared by the above authors under the guidance of the Committee on Technology of the National Science and Technology Council, Interagency Working Group on NanoScience, Engineering, and Technology, with contributions from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy and Transportation; and the National Institutes of Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation of the United States government.

This document was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies of the U.S. government under NSF Cooperative Agreement ENG-9707092, awarded to the International Technology Research Institute at Loyola College in Maryland. The U.S. government has certain rights in this material. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States government, the authors' parent institutions, or Loyola College.

Table of Contents

Full Report

Front cover and inside front cover
Inside title page, abstract, staff page, table of contents
Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview (Richard Siegel)
Chapter 2: Synthesis and Assembly (Evelyn Hu and David Shaw)
Chapter 3: Dispersions and Coatings (John Mendel)
Chapter 4: High Surface Area Materials (Donald Cox)
Chapter 5: Functional Nanoscale Devices(Herb Goronkin et al.)
Chapter 6: Bulk Behavior of Nanostructured Materials (Carl Koch)
Chapter 7: Biologically Related Aspects (Lynn Jelinski)
Chapter 8: Research Programs on Nanotechnology in the World (M.C. Roco)
Appendix A: Biographies of Panelists and Other Team Members
Appendix B: Site Reports -- Europe
Appendix C: European Roundtable Discussions
Appendix D: Site Reports -- Japan
Appendix E: Site Reports -- Taiwan
Appendix F: Glossary

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