X-rays and Neutrons: Essential Tools for Nanoscience Research Workshop Report (2005)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Jun. 18 2005

Description:

Report of an NNI workshop seeking research community input on use of x-ray and neutron techniques in nonsocial science, engineering and technology, held in Washington, DC, June 16-18, 2005.

Workshop and report were intended to further the research agenda of the sponsoring agencies and fulfill the goals of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by identifying research opportunities, stimulating interaction between academic, industrial and government scientists, and identifying improvements to the national research infrastructure need to best support research and development at the nonsocial.  Workshop organizers were the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, with assistance form the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and the NSET Subcommittee.


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Depending on the shape, the application, or the components, nanomaterials may be called by a variety of different names, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanoshells, nanospheres, nanowires, nanoclays, nanoconcrete, nanopolymers, and much more. Other nanomaterials have distinct qualities that have led researchers to call them by other non-nano prefix names, such as quantum dots or graphene. Generally speaking, nanomaterials are objects with one or more dimension at the nanoscale. Efforts to standardize these words are currently underway, for example, by the International Organization for Standardization. For more information, visit the Standards page.

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