Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Publication date: August 2014
The U.S. Forest Service has released a report that details the pathway to commercializing affordable, renewable, and biodegradable cellulose nanomaterials from trees. Cellulosic nanomaterials are tiny, naturally occurring structural building blocks and hold great promise for many new and improved commercial products.
Four projects have been funded by the European Commission within the seventh Framework Program with the purpose to develop appropriate fabrication and characterisation technologies for nanostructured metamaterials: NIM_NIL, NANOGOLD, MAGNONICS, and METACHEM. The lists of exploitable results of the four projects (PDF) are presented in this report.
Source: ObservatoryNANO – Publication date: June 2009
This report provides information on the existing applications of nanotechnology in construction and the relevant existing products on the market. Being an enabling tool nanotechnology finds applications in many areas of construction. In the first year of ObservatoryNANO project this study has focused on construction ceramics, cement, glass, insulation systems and paints.
Source: World Technology Evaluation Center – Publication date: June 2007
This study focuses on the manufacturing and applications of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to identify recent progress in understanding the commercial potential of CNTs as viewed by academic, industrial, and government research facilities around the world. CNT manufacturing methods and equipment, processing and separation techniques, characterization procedures, and opportunities for international collaboration are highlighted in this study. These issues are also discussed in the context of leading electronic, optical, and mechanical applications of CNTs ranging from transistors to structural composites.