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Nanotechnology is defined in K. Eric Drexler’s Engines of Creation as a ”technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications.” Since nano- signifies one billionth, one nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is concerned either with reducing the size of materials to nanometer size, or more generally, with individual atoms and molecules or groups of them. Nanotechnology, which is based on biology and physics, provides for the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to produce materials with precise, predictable properties. Applications include microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), quantum computing, nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, carbon nanotubes, self assembly, nanoscale materials, ultra-sensitive biosensors, smart materials, molecular motors, shape memory materials, DNA template chemistry, advanced microfabrication, and molecular biology.

This compilation provides references to a variety of materials and sources in the collections of the Library of Congress useful in researching nanotechnology. Not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography, this guide is designed- -as the name of the series implies- -to put the reader ”on target.”



Darling, David J. Micromachines and nanotechnology: the amazing new world of the ultrasmall. Parsippany, N.J., Dillon Press, c1995. 64 p.
   T174.7.D37 1995

Drexler, K. Eric. Nanotechnology. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 8th ed. v. 11. New York, McGraw-Hill, c1997. p. 627-629.
   Q121.M3 1997 <SciRR>

McIntyre, Iain A. Nanotechnology. In The Gale encyclopedia of science. 2nd ed. v. 4. Detroit, Gale Group, c2001. p. 2521-2524.
   Q121.G35 2001 <SciRR>

Siegel, Richard W. Nanostructure. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 8th ed. v. 11. New York, McGraw-Hill, c1997. p. 624-627.
   Q121.M3 1997 <SciRR>



Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on nanotechnology can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs include the following:

Highly Relevant








Balzani, Vincenzo, M. Venturi, and A. Credi. Molecular devices and machines: a journey into the nano world. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, c2003. 494 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.B35 2003

Drexler, K. Eric. Nanosystems: molecular machinery, manufacturing, and computation. New York, Wiley, c1992. 556 p.
   Bibliography: p. 535-546.
   T174.7.D74 1992

Mulhall, Douglas. Our molecular future: how nanotechnology, robotics, genetics, and artificial intelligence will transform our world. Amherst, N.Y., Prometheus Books, 2002. 392 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.M85 2002 <SciRR>

Newton, David E. Recent advances and issues in molecular nanotechnology. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2002. 306 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N49 2002 <SciRR>

Poole, Charles P., and Frank J. Owens. Introduction to nanotechnology. Hoboken, N.J., J. Wiley, c2003.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.P66 2003 <SciRR>

Ratner, Mark A., and Daniel Ratner. Nanotechnology: a gentle introduction to the next big idea. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall, c2003. 188 p.
   T174.7.R38 2003



Cleland, Andrew N. Foundations of nanomechanics: from solid-state theory to device applications. Berlin, New York, Springer, 2003. 436 p.
   Bibliography: p. 423-430.
   T174.7.C554 2003

Drexler, K. Eric. Engines of creaton. Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1986. 298 p.
   Bibliography: p. 243-283.
   T47.D74 1986

Drexler, K. Eric. Unbounding the future: the nanotechnology revolution. New York, Morrow, c1991. 304 p.
   Bibliography: p. 286-292
   T45.D74 1991

Ferry, David K., and Stephen M. Goodnick. Transport in nanostructures. Cambridge, Eng., New York, Cambridge University Press, 1997. 512 p. (Cambridge studies in semiconductor physics and microelectronic engineering, 6)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35F47 1997

An Introduction to molecular electronics. Edited by Michael C. Petty, Martin R. Bryce, and David Bloor. New York, Oxford University Press, 1995. 387 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK7874.8.I58 1995

Nanophase materials: innovative developments mold a thriving industry. 2nd ed. New York, Technical Insights, c2000. 165 p.
   Bibliography: p. 163-165.
   TA418.9.N35N3373 2000

Nanoscale materials in chemistry. Edited by Kenneth J. Klabunde. New York, Wiley-Interscience, 2001. 292 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N345 2001

Nanomaterials: synthesis, properties, and applications. Edited by A. S. Edelstein and R. C. Cammarata. Bristol, Eng., Philadelphia, Institute of Physics Pub., 1998. 596 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N33 1998

Nanostructured materials: processing, properties, and potential applications. Edited by Carl C. Koch. Norwich, N.Y., Noyes Publications/William Andrew Pub., c2002. 612 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N3535 2002

Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology. Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. Concise ed. San Diego, Academic Press, c2002. 834 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   This condensed version of Handbook of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology contains 16 chapters selected from the five-volume reference work published in 2000.
   TA418.9.N35H37 2002

Nanotechnology: integrated processing systems for ultra-precision and ultra-fine products. Edited by Norio Taniguchi. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 1996. 406 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N374 1996

Nanotechnology: think small, win big with these cutting edge techniques. A report from Technical Insights. Englewood, N.J., Wiley, c1999. 230 p. (Technical insights, R-244)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N3753 1999

Rietman, Ed. Molecular engineering of nanosystems. New York, Springer, 2001. 258 p.
   Bibliography: p. 216-243
   T174.7.R54 2001

Self-assembled nanostructures. Jin Z. Zhang and others. New York, Kluwer Academic/ Plenum, c2003. 316 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35S45 2003



Electrochemistry of nanomaterials. Edited by Gary Hodes. Weinheim, Ger., Chichester, Eng., Wiley-VCH, c2001. 310 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35E528 2001

Frontiers of multifunctional nanosystems. Edited by Eugenia Buzaneva and Peter Scharff. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2002. 485 p. (NATO science series. Series II, Mathematics, physics, and chemistry, v. 57)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35F76 2002

Hughes, Michael Pycraft. Nanoelectromechanics in engineering and biology. Boca Raton, CRC Press, c2003. 322 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.H84 2003

Kolasinski, Kurt W. Surface science: foundations of catalysis and nanoscience. Chichester, Eng., New York, Wiley, 2002. 305 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD506.K587 2002

Magnetic nanostructures. Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. Stevenson Ranch, Calif., American Scientific Publishers, c2002. 463 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35M35 2002

Nano-optics. Satoshi Kawata, Motoichi Ohtsu, Masahiro Irie, editors. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2002. 321 p. (Springer series in optical sciences, v. 84)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N32 2002

Nano-optoelectronics: concepts, physics, and devices. Marius Grundmann, editor. Berlin, New York, Springer, 2002. 442 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N355 2002

Nanostructured materials. Edited by Jackie Y. Ying. San Diego, Academic, c2001. 222 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Previously published as volume 27 in Advances in chemical engineering.
   TA418.9.N35N3523 2001

Optical and electronic process of nano-matters. Edited by Motoichi Ohtsu. Tokyo, KTK Scientific, Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic, c2001. 334 p. (Advances in optoelectronics, 8)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35O39 2001

Polymer-clay nanocomposites. Edited by T. J. Pinnavaia and G. W. Beall. Chichester, Eng., New York, Wiley, c2000. 349 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35P65 2000

Stroscio, Michael A., and Mitra Dutta. Phonons in nanostructures. Cambridge, Eng., New York, Cambridge University Press, 2001. 274 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35S77 2001

Theory of transport properties of semiconductor nanostructures. Edited by Eckehard Schöll. London, New York, Chapman & Hall, c1998. 391 p. (Electronic materials series, 4)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35T48 1998

Winterer, Markus. Nanocrystalline ceramics: synthesis and structure. Berlin, New York, Springer, 2002. 260 p. (Springer series in materials science, v. 53)
   TA418.9.N35W56 2002



Handbook of advanced electronic and photonic materials and devices. Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. San Diego, Calif., Academic Press, c2001. 10 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See especially: v. 6 Nanostructured materials.
   TK7825.H355 2001 <SciRR>

Handbook of nanophase and nanostructured materials. Edited by Zhong Lin Wang, Yi Liu, and Ze Zhang. New York, Kluwer Academic/ Plenum, c2003. 4 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35H358 2003

Handbook of nanoscience, engineering, and technology. Edited by William A. Goddard and others. Boca Raton, CRC Press, c2003. 1 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK7874.8.H35 2003 <SciRR>

Handbook of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology. Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. San Diego, Academic Press, c2000. 5 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contents: v. 1. Synthesis and processing.-- v. 2. Spectroscopy and theory.-- v. 3. Electrical properties.-- v. 4. Optical properties.-- v. 5. Organics, polymers, and biological materials.
   TA418.9.N35H372000 <SciRR>

Handbook of surfaces and interfaces of materials. Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. San Diego, Academic Press, c2001. 5 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See especially: v. 3 Nanostructured materials, micelles, and colloids.
   TA403.H345 2001 <SciRR>



Atomic and molecular wires. Edited by Christian Joachim and Siegmar Roth. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1997. 232 p. (NATO ASI series. Series E, Applied sciences, no. 341)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Published in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division.
   Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atomic and Molecular Wires, Les Houches, France, 6-10 May, 1996.
   TK7874.85.A87 1997

Foresight Conference on Nanotechnology (1st, 1989, Palo Alto, Calif.). Nanotechnology: research and perspectives: papers from the First Foresight Conference on Nanotechnology. Edited by B. C. Crandall and James Lewis. Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 1992. 381 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.F67 1989

IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (1st, 2001, Maui, Hawaii). IEEE-NANO 2001: proceedings of the 2001 1st IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, October, 28-30, 2001, Maui, Hawaii. Cosponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and others. New York, IEEE, 2001. 571 p.    Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.I34 2001

International Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems (2001, Kamakura-shi, Japan). Nanonetwork materials: fullerenes, nanotubes, and related systems: Kamakura, Japan, 15-18 January 2001. Edited by Susumu Saito and others. Melville, N.Y., American Institute of Physics, 2001. 556 p. (AIP conference proceedings, no. 590)    Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35I59 2001

Nanophase and nanocomposite materials IV: symposium held November 26-29, 2001, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Editors, Sridhar Komarneni and others. Warrendale, Penn., Materials Research Society, c2002. 592 p. (Materials Research Society symposia proceedings, v. 703)
   Includes bibliographic references.
   TA418.9.N35N3363 2002 and ADA401575

Symposium M on Materials, Physics, and Devices for Molecular Electronics and Photonics (1997, Strasbourg, France). Materials, physics and devices for molecular electronics and photonics: proceedings of Symposium M on Materials, Physics and Devices for Molecular Electronics and Photonics of the 1997 ICAM/E-MRS Spring Conference, Strasbourg, France, June 16-20, 1997. Edited by J. Zyss, F. Garnier. Amsterdam, New York, Elsevier, c1997. 532 p. (European Materials Research Society symposia proceedings, v. 75)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK7874.8.S97 1997



Dissertations may be identified by using online resources or the following indexes located in the Main Reading Room. Consult any reference librarian about options. Some dissertations may be available in full text through electronic resources on public terminals at the Library of Congress

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973- annual)

Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- monthly)
   Z5053.D57 and Electronic Format



Choi, Hee Cheul. Studies of porous semiconducting materials and their applications in nanotechnology. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 2002.
   UMI publication number 3055497
   Collation of the original: 242 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Purdue University, 2001.

King, William Paul. Thermomechanical formation of polymer nanostructures. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 2002.
   UMI publication number 3048553
   Collation of the original: 135 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Stanford University, 2002.

Mann, David Joseph. Theoretical studies of the chemistry and dynamics of carbon nanotubes and organic radicals. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 2002.
   UMI publication number 3037112
   Collation of the original: 166 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Wayne State University, 2001.

McKendree, Thomas Lawrence. Technical and operational assessment of molecular nanotechnology for space operations. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 2002.
   UMI publication number 3054780
   Collation of the original: 1078 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Southern California, 2001.

Spence, Charles Frederick. Nanobiology: halting steps into a portion of Richard Feynman’s vision. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 2003.
   UMI publication number 3059519
   Collation of the original: 157 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--California Institute of Technology, 2002.

Yu, Min-Feng. New tools for nanotechnology and measurement of the mechanical properties of individual carbon nanotubes. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 2001.
   UMI publication number 9986694
   Collation of the original: 159 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Washington University, 2000.



Australian Science and Technology Council. Small things - big returns: the role of nanotechnology in Australia's future. Canberra, Australian Govt. Pub. Service, c1993. 42 p. (Occasional paper no. 26)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.A97 1993

Making it in miniature: nanotechnology, UK science and its applications. Primary author, Peter Hirst. London, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, c1996. 44 p.
   Bibliography: p. 41-42.
   T174.7.M35 1996

Petersen, John L., and Dennis M. Egan. Small security nanotechnology and future defense. Fort McNair, Washington, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, 2002. 6 p. (Defense horizons, no. 8)

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Basic Research. Nanotechnology: the state of nano-science and its prospects for the next decade: hearing before the Subcommittee on Basic Research of the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, first session, June 22, 1999. Washington, U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1999. 139 p.
   KF27.S3924 1999l <Law Library>

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 21st century nanotechnology research and development act. Report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on S. 2945. Washington, U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 2002. 10 p. (Report, 107th Congress, 2nd session, Senate, 107-350)



Technical Reports and other types of literature may be identified in the following abstracting and indexing journals:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946- )
   Z7916.G78 and Electronic format

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1233.A18 and Electronic Format



Reports listed below are available in the microform collection of the Science Reading Room. They and other reports on the subject may also be purchased from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5825 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161. NTIS telephone: (703) 605-6585. NTIS web site:

Baker, J. R., and others. Biosensors for real-time monitoring of radiation-induced biologic effects in space. Washington, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002. 14 p. (NAS2-02069-3)

Harik, V. M., and T. S. Gates. Optimization of designs for nanotube-based scanning probes. Hampton, Va., Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering, NASA Langley Research Center, 2002. 10 p. (NAS126211756) (NASACR2002211756) (ICASEIR42)

Hobbie, E., and others. Bridging the gap between structure and properties in nano-particle filled polymers. Gaithersburg, Md., National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2002. 150 p. (NISTIR-6893)

Kalish, R., and J. E. Butler. Optical characterization of boron-doped nano-crystalline diamond. Washington, Naval Research Laboratory, 2002. 16 p. (NRLMR6170028626)

Orth, R. N. Nanometer scale antibody patterning for directed cell immobilization and stimulation. Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University, Apr. 22, 2002. 11 p. (CI0258)

Seeman, N., and others. DNA nanotechnology for massive information storage. New York, New York University, July 2001. 22 p. (AFRLIFRSTR2001148)

Smith, H. A. Nanotechnology infrared optics for astronomy missions. Washington, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002. 58 p.

Srivastava, D., and others. Nanotechnology based materials and devices for health care. Moffett Field, Calif., Computer Sciences Corp., Dec. 2002. 6 p. N

Snyder, C. R., J. P. Looney, and M. P. Casassa. Survey of FY 2001 nanotechnology related research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, Md., National Institute of Standards and Technology, Feb. 2002. 84 p. (NISTIR6864)

Tomanek, D. Applications of nanotubes in electronic and nanomechanical devices. East Lansing, Michigan State University, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, 2001. 155 p.

Young, S. K., F. L. Beyer, and M. S. Bratcher. Exploiting polymer nanomaterials technology for the U.S. Army’s objective force. Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Army Research Laboratory, Apr. 2002. 32 p. (ARLTR2722)



Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed below. Some suggested terms for searching are ”Nanotechnology,” ”Nanoparticles,” ”Nanowires,” and ”Nanostructures.” More specific headings, such as ”Carbon Nanotubes,” ”Micromechanical Systems (MEMS),”Molecular Motors,” ”Nanolithography,” or ”DNA Template Chemistry” may be appropriate, depending upon the topic of interest. Many of the titles may be available in electronic format. Consult reference staff for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services.

Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (1962- )
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR>

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR> and Electronic format

Biological Abstracts (1927- )
   QH301.B37 <SciRR> and Electronic format

Chemical Abstracts (1907- )
   QD1.A51 <SciRR>

Electrical and Electronics Abstracts (1898- )
   Z5833.E37 <SciRR> and Electronic format

Engineering Index (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR> and Electronic format

General Science Index (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR> and Electronic format

International Aerospace Abstracts (1961- )
   TL500.I57 <SciRR>

Metals Abstracts (1968- )
   TN1.M5153 <SciRR>

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR> and Electronic Format

Physics Abstracts (1898- )
   QC1.P46 <SciRR> and Electronic format

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R48 <BusRR>, <N&CPR> and Electronic Format



Journals that often contain relevant articles to nanotechnology include:

Acta Materialia
Advanced Materials for Optics and Electronic
Chemical & Engineering News TP1.C35
International Journal of Nanoscience QC176.8.N35I585
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering QC176.8.M5J68
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology T174.7.J68
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B. Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures: Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena TJ940.J669
Lab on a Chip QD53.L3
Nano Letters T174.7.N345
Nanotechnology T174.7.N37
Physica. E, Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures QC176.8.N35P485
Precision Engineering TS500.P65
Scripta Materialia TN1.S36
Single Molecules QD461.S476
Supramolecular Science



Dagani, Ron. Building from the bottom up. Chemical & engineering news, v. 78, Oct. 16, 2000: 27-32.
   TP1. C35

Haberzettl, C. A. Nanomedicine: destination or journey? Nanotechnology, v. 13, Aug. 2002: R9-R13.

Jacoby, Mitch. New tools for tiny jobs. Chemical & engineering news, v. 78, Oct. 16, 2000: 33-35.
   TP1. C35

Jamieson, Valerie. Open secret. New scientist, v. 177, Mar. 15, 2003: 30-33.

Lieber, Charles M. The incredible shrinking circuit. Scientific American, v. 285, Sept. 2001: 58-64.

Menon, A. K., and B. K. Gupta. Nanotechnology: a data storage perspective. Nanostructured materials, v. 11, Nov. 1999: 965-986.

Rotman, David. The nanotube computer. Technology review, v. 105, Mar. 2002: 36-45.

Tristram, Claire. Reinventing the transistor. Technology review, v. 106, Sept. 2003: 54-62.

Vettiger, Peter, and Gerd Binning. The nanodrive project. Scientific American, v. 288, Jan. 2003: 46-53.

Wang, Kang L. Issues of nanoelectronics: a possible roadmap. Journal of nanoscience and technology, v. 2, June/Aug. 2002: 235-266.



Selected Materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Coles, Clifton. Nanotech advances in next 15 years. Futurist, v. 37, July/Aug. 2003: 8.

Dietz, Francis. Nanotechnology captures the attention of Congress. Mechanical engineering, v. 125, July 2003: 28.

Drexler, K. Eric. Machine-phase nanotechnology. Scientific American, v. 285, Sept. 2001: 74-75.

Huang, Gregory T. Nanotech and more. Technology review, v. 106, Oct. 2003: 98-100.

Malakoff, David. Congress wants studies of nanotech’s & ‘dark side.’ Science, v. 301, July 4, 2003: 27.

Roukes, Michael. Plenty of room, indeed. Scientific American, v. 285, Sept. 2001: 48-57.

Schulz, William G. Crafting a national nanotechnology effort. Chemical & engineering news, v. 78, Oct. 20, 2000: 39-42.

Schulz, William G. Nanotechnology under the scope. Chemical & engineering news, v. 80, Dec. 9, 2002: 23-24.

Stix, Gary. Little big science. Scientific American, v. 285, Sept. 2001: 32-37.

Thayer, Ann M. Firms find a new field of dreams. Chemical & engineering news, v. 78, Oct. 20, 2000: 36-38.

Whitesides, George M., and J. Christopher Love. The art of building small. Scientific American, v. 285, Sept. 2001: 38-47.

Williams, Keith A., and others. Carbon nanotubes with DNA recognition. Nature, v. 420, Dec. 19/26, 2002: 761.



American Vacuum Society (AVS)
120 Wall Street, 32nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10005
Tel: 212-248-0200
Fax: 212- 248-0245
The Nanometer-scale Science and Technology Division of AVS has a web page at

CMP Científica
Apdo. Correos 20
28230 Las Rozas
Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 640 74 40
Fax: +34 91 640 71 86
E-mail: cmpc@cmp-cientifica
CMP Científica is Europe's first integrated solutions provider for the nanotechnology community. Its mission is to empower business to make rational decisions about nanotechnology.

Foresight Institute
P.O. Box 61058
Palo Alto, Calif. 94306
Tel: 650-917-1122
Fax: 650-917-1123
Foresight is a nonprofit educational organization formed to help prepare society for anticipated advanced technologies. Its primary focus is on molecular nanotechnology: the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision.

Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM)
123 Fremont Avenue
Los Altos, Calif. 94022
Tel: 650-917-1120
Fax: 650-917-1123
The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM) is a nonprofit foundation formed to carry out research to develop molecular manufacturing (molecular nanotechnology, or MNT).

The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN)
6 The Alpha Centre
University of Stirling Innovation Park
Stirling FK9 4NF Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 1786 447520
Fax: +44 (0)1786 447530
Feedback form at
The Institute of Nanotechnology was established to provide a focus for burgeoning interest in nanotechnology, encourage new research, and keep the public aware of developments in this field.

Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
Bostrom Corporation
230 East Ohio, Suite 400
Chicago, Ill. 60611
Tel: 312-644-1527 and 800-538-3672
Fax: 312-644-8557
E-mail: BusinessOffice@MSA.Microscopy.Com
The Microscopy Society of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the knowledge of the science and practice of all microscopical imaging, analysis and diffraction techniques useful for elucidating the ultrastructure and function of materials in diverse areas of biological, materials, medical and physical sciences.

NanoBusiness Alliance
244 Madison Avenue, Suite 485
New York, N.Y. 10016
Tel: 845-247-8920
The NanoBusiness Alliance is the first industry association founded to advance the emerging business of nanotechnology and microsystems. The NanoBusiness Alliance's mission is to create a collective voice for the emerging small tech industry and develop a range of initiatives to support and strengthen the nanotechnology business community.

National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
The National Science and Technology Council was established by Executive Order on November 23, 1993 as a cabinet-level council to coordinate science, space and technology policies across the Federal Government. NSTC acts as a "virtual" agency for science and technology (S&T) to coordinate the diverse parts of the Federal research and development (R&D) enterprise. NTSC has a Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET). Information about its National Nanotechnology Initiative may be found at


The Internet offers a growing number of sites for research on nanotechnology. Most of the organizations listed above provide links to related sites from their web sites. It is also possible to find sites using a search engine, such as Google <>, to locate additional sites. The following sites may be of interest.

European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

IEEE Nanotechnology Council


Nanodot: News and Discussion of Coming Technologies

Nanoforum & #8211; European Nanotechnology Gateway

Nanoinvestor News

NanoLink - Key Nanotechnology Sites on the Web



NanoScout: Portal for the Nanotechnology Community

Nanospot: A Search Tool for Nanotechnology

Nanotech News


Nanotechnology Database

Nanotechnology Institute (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Nanotechnology Now

Nano-tek [a group of Post Doc and PhD students in the field of nanomaterials]

The Nanowerk Nanotechnology Portal includes nanoBASE (a nanomaterial database), nanoNEWS (daily news coverage and spotlight articles), nanoLINK (hundreds of links to related to nanotechnology), nanoBLOG, nanoRISK (a newsletter), and nanoBOOK.

National Nanotechnology Initiative


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