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

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Jun. 16 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.


Nanotechnology Fact

The United States is not the only country to recognize the tremendous economic potential of nanotechnology. The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative's member agencies have cumulatively spent more than $23 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001. According to a Lux Research estimate released in December 2015, “The U.S. leads in government (state and Federal) nanotechnology funding with $1.72 billion spent in 2013 and $1.67 billion spent in 2014. Europe’s collective spending (European Commission and individual country programs) was $2.45 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.8% from 2012. While some countries, such as the U.S., continue to have centralized government programs to coordinate nanotechnology activities, most countries no longer do. In fact, many countries no longer explicitly fund nanotechnology, although it may be a part of initiatives that are funded under different technology support programs. Because of this change, it is difficult to determine with certainty the level of nanotechnology funding by country or region.”

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