Nanotechnology is everywhere

John A. Venables

Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,
and CPES, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

This is one of several files containing lists of web-based resources for use in connection with my graduate courses, web-based articles and talks. If you have items you would like me to add, please email me. However, I am aiming to be exemplary rather than comprehensive, so please don't be offended if I leave material out. Latest version of this document 28 July 2003.
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Nanotechnology and Nano-biotech are now everywhere

There is a strong overlap between scanning probe microscopy (SPM), and the current hot topics of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Nano-Bio-anything. Some of the groups involved in all forms of SPM and High Resolution Electron Microscopy (HREM) may thereby be in the process of rebranding themselves. These techniques are illustrated in these pages as Experimental Groups - mainly STM, Experimental Groups - mainly not STM and Instrument development and charged particle optics. Please do not search here for the more strange examples of 'grey goo' or any such scare stories. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology are a natural convergence of physics, chemistry, biology and (semiconductor) engineering at nanometer length scales. Many of us have been in these fields for more than a generation; the main new point that is our understanding, our techniques and interdisciplinary expertise have been grouped together recently, such that there is now heightened awareness, and more grant funding and application opportunities.

Here I list some groupings which have been formed over the last few years. They are in various stages of devlopment; new people and old, new buildings and old, new ideas and old: definitely an exciting time to be around in a fast-developing field

a) European groups

b) Groups in the USA


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