Source: Oxford Martin School – Publication date: May 2013
This report examines the potential for nanotechnology to enable deeply transformative production technologies that can be developed through a series of advances that build on current nanotechnology research.
Source: Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies – Publication date: March 2007
Controlling the properties and behavior of matter at the smallest scale - in effect, 'domesticating atoms' - can help to overcome some of the world's biggest challenges, concludes a new report on how diverse experts view the future of nanotechnology. This publication highlights the findings of a Washington, DC meeting organized by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Source: Nanoraodmap Project (NRM) – Publication date: January 2006
The aim of the Nanoroadmap (NRM) Project has been a long term (10 years - 2006-2015) forecasting exercise on the application of nanotechnology in the fields of material, health and medical systems, energy with the objective of preparing roadmaps that monitor progress and discuss tendencies which can allow the evaluation of opportunities and problems of nanotechnology in these sectors and act accordingly.
Source: Swiss Re Centre – Publication date: June 2005
This summary publication includes statements given by the conference's keynote speakers and provides several "outside-in" views on this cutting-edge technology. The publication also serves as a pendant to Nanotechnology: Small matter, many unknowns, the "Risk perception" series title in which Swiss Re shares its position on the subject with a broad readership.
Source: Nanoforum – Publication date: November 2006
This report describes the impact that nanotechnology is having in the construction industry. It includes an analysis of applications in concrete; steel; wood; glass; coatings; fire protection and detection; and sustainability and the environment. A survey of experts in the construction industry reveals their opinions on the understanding of nanotechnology by the industry, where R&D is going and what might be needed to achieve these goals.
Source: U.S. National Science and Technology Council – Publication date: December 1999
A general introduction to nanotechnology from 1999. The report cover's combination of a scanning tunneling microscope image of a silicon crystal's atomic surfacescape with cosmic imagery evokes the vastness
of nanoscience's potential.
Source: e-drexler.com – Publication date: December 2007
Atomically precise technologies (APT) hold the potential to meet many of the greatest global challenges, bringing revolutions in science, medicine, energy, and industry. This technology roadmap points the way for
strategic research initiatives to deliver on this promise.
Source: IOP journal Physics Education – Publication date: July 2005
A quick introduction to productive nanosystems. By K. Eric Drexler, published in Physics Education. It gets technical, but even the less technical reader can get quite a bit out of it, especially the illustrations.
Source: Nanoroadmap Project (NRM) – Publication date: September 2006
This document summarises the outcomes of the road-mapping exercise in four energy sectors: solar cells; thermoelectricity; rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors; heat insulation and conductance. These roadmaps present a more focused projection of market applications of nanotechnology over the next ten years (2006-2015) and highlight the key technologies and processes that the EU should invest in to achieve this potential.