This guide has nanotechnology resources in many disciplines including biology, chemistry, engineering, the medical sciences, physics and the social sciences.
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For articles in general periodicals, newspapers, trade magazines and academic journals search Academic Search Premier (Ebscohost) (Current NU Only) or subject databases.
For chemistry topics, search SciFinder (Current NU Only). Provides searching of Chemical Abstracts, 1907-present.
For articles in high impact journals covering a wide range of subjects, search:
ScienceDirect (Elsevier) (Current NU Only) and
Web of Science (Current NU Only)
What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale. (from National Nanotechnology Initiative)
History of Nanotechnology
Richard Feynman was the first scientist to suggest that devices and materials could someday be fabricated to atomic specifications: "The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of maneuvering things atom by atom." Later the term nanotechnology was coined. Today nanotechnology is reshaping technology. A short History of Nanotechnology from the Foresight Institute.
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