NNI Supplement to the President’s FY 2008 Budget Request

Subject Area:
NNI Budget
Author: NSTC/NNI/NSET
Publication Date: Jul. 31 2007

Description:

Describes activities underway in 2007 and planned for 2008 by Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), primarily from a programmatic and budgetary perspective.  It is based on the NNI Strategic Plan released in December 2004 and reports estimated investments for 2007 and requested investments for 2008 by Program Component Area (PCA), as called for under provisions of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153).


Nanotechnology Fact

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. (A meter is 39.37 inches, or slightly longer than one yard.) The prefix “nano” means “one billionth”, or 10-9, in the international system for units of weights and measures. The abbreviation for nanometer is "nm."

For visual examples of the size of the nanoscale, see The Size of Nano.

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