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Tracer Bullet 13-05


Nanotechnology is defined in K. Eric Drexler’s 1986 Engines of Creation as a “technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules to build structures to complex, atomic specifications.” Nano- signifies one billionth, so a nanometer is one billionth of a meter. The usage of the term nanotechnology has broadened to include diverse technologies with products, instruments, and processes in the range from 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology cuts across a number of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering.

This compilation provides references to a variety of materials and sources in the collections of the Library of Congress useful in researching nanotechnology. It updates the portions of Tracer Bullet 03-3 entitled “Nanotechnology” related to the physical sciences and engineering, but does not update the biological sciences, medicine, ethics, and public policy aspects of nanotechnology. Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, this compilation is designed--as the series name implies--to put the reader "on target." This and other recent Tracer Bullets are available online at the web site: //



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

Drexler, K. Eric. Nanotechnology. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 11th ed. v. 11. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2012. p. 630-633.
   Q121.M3 2012 <SciRR>

McIntyre, Iain A. Nanotechnology. In The Gale encyclopedia of science. 4th ed. v. 4. Detroit, Thomson Gale, c2008. p. 2917-2921.
   Q121.G37 2008 <SciRR>

Siegel, Richard W. Nanostructure. In McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology. 11th ed. v. 11. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2012. p. 627-630.
   Q121.M3 2012 <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








Chin, Wee Shong, Sow Chorng Haur, and Andrew T. S. Wee. Science at the nanoscale: an introductory textbook. Singapore, Pan Stanford Publishing, c2010. 214 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.C458 2010 <SciRR>

Drexler, K. Eric. Radical abundance: how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization. New York, BBS PublicAffairs, 2013. 340 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.D745 2013 <SciRR>

Fundamentals of nanotechnology. Gabor L. Hornyak and others. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2009. 780 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.F86 2009 <SciRR>

Pagliaro, Mario. Nano-age: how nanotechnology changes our future. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, c2010. 181 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.P34 2010 <SciRR>

Plunkett's nanotechnology & MEMS industry almanac. Houston, TX, Plunkett Research, c2012. 385 p.
   HD9999.N363U66 2012 <BusRR>

Ramsden, Jeremy. Nanotechnology: an introduction. Oxford, Waltham, MA, William Andrew/ Elsevier, 2011. 272 p.
   Bibliography: p. 253-260.
   T174.7.R36 2011 <SciRR>

Rogers, Ben, Sumita Pennathur, and Jesse Adams. Nanotechnology: understanding small systems. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2008. 398 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.R64 2008 <SciRR>

Schaefer, H. E. (Hans Eckart). Nanoscience: the science of the small in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine. Heidelberg, New York, Springer, c2010. 772 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35S33 2010 <SciRR>



Advances in nanotechnology. Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers, 2010-

Annual review of nano research. Singapore, Hackensack, NJ, World Scientific, c2006-

Johal, Malkiat S. Understanding nanomaterials. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2011. 307 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35J64 2011

Manasreh, Mahmoud Omar. Introduction to nanomaterials and devices. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley, c2012. 466 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35M37 2012

Myhra, S. (Sverre), and John C. Rivière. Characterization of nanostructures. Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis, c2013. 1 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35M94 2013

Nanoelectronics: nanowires, molecular electronics, and nanodevices. Edited by Krzysztof Iniewski. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2011. 540 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N2489 2011 <SciRR>

Nanoscale science and engineering education. Edited by Aldrin E. Sweeney, Sudipta Seal. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2008. 678 p. (Nanotechnology book series, 21)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N3575 2008 <SciRR>

Nanoscience and technology: a collection of reviews from Nature journals. Edited by Peter Rodgers. Singapore, World Scientific; London, Nature Pub. Group, c2010. 310 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N3583 2010

Shah, M. A., and Tokeer Ahmad. Principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Oxford, Alpha Science International, c2010. 199 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35S475 2010

Sharma, Kal Renganathan. Nanostructuring operations in nanoscale science and engineering. New York, McGraw-Hill, c2010. 292 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.S515 2010

Stevens, Shawn, LeeAnn M. Sutherland, and Joseph S. Krajcik. The big ideas of nanoscale science & engineering: a guidebook for secondary teachers. Arlington, VA, NSTA Press, c2009. 203 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LB1585.S765 2009

Theodore, Louis. Nanotechnology: basic calculations for engineers and scientists. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Interscience, c2006. 459 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.T477 2006 <SciRR>

The Yearbook of nanotechnology in society. New York, Springer, c2008-



Abgrall, Patrick, and Nam-Trung Nguyen. Nanofluidics. Boston, Artech House, c2009. 204 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ853.4.M53A24 2009

Advanced nanoelectronics. Edited by Razali Bin Ismail, Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, and Sohail Anwar. Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis, 2013. 424 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TK7874.84.A38 2013

Bottom-up nanofabrication. Edited by Katsuhiko Ariga, Hari Singh Nalwa. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2009. 6 v. (Nanotechnology book series, 3)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35B68 2009

Bush, Stephen F. Nanoscale communication networks. Boston, Artech House, c2010. 308 p.
   Bibliography: p. 263-273.
   T174.7.B88 2010

Development of nanotechnology in textiles. Editors, A. K. Haghi, G. E. Zaikov. Hauppauge, NY, Nova Science Publishers, 2012. 180 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35D475 2012

Electrochemical nanotechnologies. Tetsuya Osaka, Madhav Datta, Yosi Shacham-Diamand, editors. New York, Springer, c2010. 279 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.E44 2010

Graphene, carbon nanotubes, and nanostuctures: techniques and applications. Edited by James E. Morris, Kris Iniewski. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2013. 350 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35G74 2013

Khanna, Vinod Kumar. Nanosensors: physical, chemical, and biological. Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis, 2012. 637 p. (Series in sensors, no. 5)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35K48 2012

Leydecker, Sylvia, Marius Kölbel, and Sascha Peters. Nano materials in architecture, interior architecture, and design. Translation, Julian Reisenberger. Basel, Boston, Birkhäuser, 2008. 191 p.
   Bibliography: p. 188.
   Translation of Nanomaterialien in Architektur, Innenarchitektur und Design.
   TA418.9.N35L4913 2008

Nanofluids: science and technology. Sarit K. Das and others. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Interscience, c2008. 397 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ853.N36 2008

Nanoparticle heat transfer and fluid flow. Edited by W. J. Minkowycz. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, c2013. 328 p. (Advances in numerical heat transfer, v. 4)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC320.N36 2013

Nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and applications. Edited by Ramesh S. Chaughule, R. V. Ramanujan. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2010. 413 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N334 2010

Nanostructured materials for magnetoelectronics. Bekir Akta, Faik Mikailzade, editors. Berlin, New York, Springer, c2013. 220 p. (Springer series in materials science, v. 175)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N35336 2013

Nanotechnology. Günter Schmid and others, editors. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, c2008- 9 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N37317 2008

Xi, Ning, and Guangyong Li. Introduction to nanorobotic manipulation and assembly. Boston, Artech House, c2012. 293 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   T174.7.X85 2012



Dekker encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Editors, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis, c2009. 6 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35D43 2009 <SciRR>

Encyclopedia of microfluidics and nanofluidics. Dongqing Li, editor. New York, Springer, c2008. 3 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ853.E53 2008

Encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology. v. 1-10. Editor, Hari Singh Nalwa. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2004. 10 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.E5292 2004

Encyclopedia of nanoscience and nanotechnology. v. 11-25. Editor, Hari Singh Nalwa. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2011. 15 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
    “The new 15-volume set contains much longer articles and supplements the ... original 10-volume set"--Vol. 11, p. [vii]. The original 10-volume set was published in 2004.
   T174.7.E5293 2011

Encyclopedia of nanoscience and society. General editor, David H. Guston. Thousand Oaks, CA, SAGE, c2010. 2 v. (960 p.)    Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.E5294 2010 <SciRR>



Handbooks in electronic format may also be available either directly from the publisher or in various databases which may be available at a university or through other e-book vendors (e.g. KNOVEL, IngentaConnect, etc.).

General Handbooks

Borisenko, V. E. (Viktor Evgen’evich), and Stefano Ossicini. What is what in the nanoworld: a handbook on nanoscience and nanotechnology. 3rd, rev. and enl. ed. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, c2012. 601 p.
   Bibliography: p. ix-xii
   T174.7.B67 2012 <SciRR>

Handbook of nanoscience, engineering, and technology. Edited by William A. Goddard III and others. 3rd ed. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2012. 1071 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.H36 2012 <SciRR>

Handbook of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology. Edited by Hari Singh Nalwa. San Diego, Academic Press, c2000. 5 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35H37 2000

The Oxford handbook of nanoscience and technology. Edited by A. V. Narlikar, Y. Y. Fu. New York, Oxford University Press, 2010. 3 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.O94 2010 <SciRR>

Springer handbook of nanotechnology. Bharat Bhushan, editor. Berlin, New York, Springer, 2007. 1916 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   174.7.S67 2007 <SciRR>

Specialized Handbooks

Handbook of electrochemical nanotechnology. Edited by Yuehe Lin, Hari Singh Nalwa. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2009. 2 v. (Nanotechnology book series, 7)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.H355 2009

Handbook of nanoceramics and their based nanodevices. Edited by Tseung-Yuen Tseng, Hari Singh Nalwa. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Pub., c2009. 5 v. (Nanotechnology book series, 24)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35H3577 2009

Handbook of nanofabrication. Editor, Gary P. Wiederrecht. Amsterdam, Boston, Elsevier, 2010. 296 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35H3578 2010

Handbook of nanophysics. Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Edited by Klaus D. Sattler. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2011. 1 v. (various pagings)
   Includes bibliographical references
   TK7874.84.H36 2011

Handbook of nanophysics. Nanotubes and nanowires. Edited by Klaus D. Sattler. Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis, c2011. 1 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35H365 2011 <SciRR>

Handbook of nanostructured thin films and coatings. Edited by Sam Zhang. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2010. 3 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.C57Z48 2010

Handbook of theoretical and computational nanotechnology. Edited by Michael Rieth and Wolfram Schommers. Stevenson Ranch, CA, American Scientific Publishers, c2006. 10 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC176.8.N35H36 2006

Microfluidics and nanofluidics handbook: chemistry, physics, and life science principles. Edited by Sushanta K. Mitra and Suman Chakraborty. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 2012. 1099 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ853.4.M53M5435 2012

Microfluidics and nanofluidics handbook: fabrication, implementation, and applications. Edited by Sushanta K. Mitra and Suman Chakraborty. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, 2012. 1 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TJ853.4.M53M5436 2012

Nanofabrication handbook. Edited by Stefano Cabrini, Satoshi Kawata. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, c2012. 518 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   TA418.9.N35N2523 2012



Conference Papers Index (1973- )
   Z7403.C84 and Electronic format

Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (1978- )
   Q158.5.I4 <SciRR A&I>

PapersFirst (1993- )
   Electronic format

ProceedingsFirst (1993- )
   Electronic format



Advanced fabrication technologies for micro/nano optics and photonics V: 24-25 January 2012, San Francisco, California, United States. Winston V. Schoenfeld, Raymond C. Rumpf, Georg von Freymann, editors. Sponsored by SPIE; cosponsored by Dyoptyka (Ireland) and VUZIX Corporation (United States). Bellingham, WA, SPIE, c2012. 1 v. (various pagings) (Proceedings of SPIE, v. 8249)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35A32842 2012

Frontier of Nanoscience and Technology (2011, Kunming, China). Frontier of nanoscience and technology: selected, peer reviewed papers from the International Conference on Frontier of Nanoscience and Technology (ICFNST 2011). Edited by Ran Chen. Zurich, Switzerland, Enfield, NH, Trans Tech Pub., c2011. 965 p. (Materials science forum, 694)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.F76 2011

IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (11th, 2011, Portland, Ore.). Nanoelectronic device applications handbook. Editors, James E. Morris, Krzysztof Iniewski. Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis, 2013. 904 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Selected papers from the 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Portland, Oregon, 15-19th August, 2011.
   TK7874.84.I3545 2011

International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation (5th, 2011, Nanjing, China). Nanomaterials by severe plastic deformation: NANOSPD5: selected peer-reviewed papers from the 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation held in Nanjing, China on March 21-25, 2011. Edited by Jing Tao Wang, Roberto B. Figueiredo, Terence G. Langdon. Zurich, Switzerland, Enfield, NH, Trans Tech Publications, c2011. 2 v. (1224 p.) (Materials science forum, v. 667-669)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35I5834 2011

Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium (2011, Cancún, Mexico). Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology: symposium held August 15-19, 2010, Cancún, Mexico. Editors, Claudia Gutierrez-Wing and others. Warrendale, PA, Materials Research Society, c2012. 153 p. (Materials Research Society symposium proceedings, v. 1371)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA418.9.N35N3527 2011



GPO's Federal Digital System: FDSys Online (Various dates)
   Electronic format

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   URL: (1976- )
   Z1223.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format



National Research Council (U.S.). Committee to Develop a Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials. A research strategy for environmental, health and safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials. Committee to Develop a Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, National Materials and Manufacturing Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, National Academies Press, c2012. 211 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T174.7.N396 2012

National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Nanoscale Science and Technology. An assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2011. Washington, National Academies Press, c2011. 22 p.
   T174.7.N397a 2011

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (2011). Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Oversight of the National Nanotechnology Initiative and priorities for the future: hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, April 14, 2011. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 2011. 101 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   KF27.S3984 2011 <Law>

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science and Space. The national nanotechnology investment: manufacturing, commercialization, and job creation: hearing before the Subcommittee on Science and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, July 14, 2011. 92 p. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 2013. (S. hrg., 112-688)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   KF26.C6969 2011c <Law>



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

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
   URL: (Various dates) and Electronic format

National Technical Information Service (NTIS) (1946- )
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic format
   5301 Shawnee Rd.
   Alexandria, VA 22312
   Tel: (800) 553-6847
   Fax: (703) 605-6900

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895- )
   URL: (1976- )
   Z1233.A18 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

National Technical Reports Library (19th century- )
   Electronic format



These selected reports are available in the technical reports collection of the Science, Technology & Business Division. Other reports on nanotechnology and other topics may be purchased from the NTIS (see contact information above). .

Birgisson, B., and others. Nanotechnology in concrete materials: a synopsis. Washington, Transportation Research Board, 2012. 44 p. (Transportation Research CIR-E-C170)

Cady, N. C. Nanotechnology support for memristor nanoelectronics. Albany, State University of New York at Albany, School of Nano Sciences and Nano Engineering, 2012. 15 p. (AFRLRI-RS-TR-2012-094)

Eason, T., and others. Guidance to facilitate decisions for sustainable nanotechnology. Cincinnati, OH, National Risk Management Research Lab., Office of Research and Development, 2011. 75 p. (EPA/600/R-11/07)

Interim report on the second triennial review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Washington, National Research Council, Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences; Washington, National Science Foundation, 2013. 48 p.

Mayer, T. M., P. V. Brady, and R. T. Cygan. Nanotechnology applications to desalination: a report for the Joint Water Reuse & Desalination Task Force. Albuquerque, NM, Sandia National Labs; Washington, Department of Energy, 2011. 34 p. (SAND2010-8355)

National nanotechnology initiative strategic plan. Washington, Executive Office of the President, National Science and Technology Council, 2011. 61 p.

Nelson, N. C. Templated synthesis of nickel nanoparticles: toward heterostructured nanocomposites for efficient hydrogen storage. Ames, Iowa State Univ.; Washington, Department of Energy, 2013. 75 p.

Sargent, John F. Nanotechnology: a policy primer. Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2013. 17 p. (CRS-RL34511)

Stroscio, M. A., and M. Dutta. Nanotechnology initiative revision of quantum engineering of nanostructures for optoelectronic devices with optimum performance. Chicago, Illinois University at Chicago, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011. 6 p. (AFRLOSR-VA- TR-2012-0242)

Van Nostrand, J. E. Nanotechnology research. Rome, NY, Air Force Research Lab., Information Directorate, 2012. 36 p. (AFRL-RI-RS-TR-2012-250)



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,1861-1972
   Z5053.X47 1973 <MRR>

Comprehensive Dissertation Index. Supplement (1973-2011)
   Z5053.X47a <MRR>

Dissertation Abstracts International (1938- )

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text (1861- )
   Electronic format



Clark, Michael D. Quantitative theories of nanocrystal growth processes. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2013. UMI publication number 3553035
Collation of the original: 186 p.
Thesis (doctoral)--Columbia University, 2013.

Lee, Yuk Kwan Sylvanus. Engineering aperiodic nanostructured surfaces for scattering-based optical devices. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2013.
   UMI publication number 3529057
   Collation of the original: 222 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Boston University, 2013.

Rupich, Sara Michelle. Nanoparticle self-assembly as a model system for crystal growth and epitaxy. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2013.
   UMI publication number 3557431
   Collation of the original: 178 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--The University of Chicago, 2013.

Smith, Gregory J. Nanoscale manipulation of surfaces and interfaces: engineering electrical properties through nanofabrication. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2013.
   UMI publication number 3557301
   Collation of the original: 130 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Kansas, 2013.

Tsen, Adam Wei. Spatially resolved electrical transport in carbon-based nanomaterials. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2013.
   UMI publication number 3536841
   Collation of the original: 157 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--Cornell University, 2013.

Yu, Xi. Assembly of surface engineered nanoparticles for functional materials. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms, 2013.
   UMI publication number 3556304
   Collation of the original: 158 p.
   Thesis (doctoral)--University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013.



Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature are listed below. Please Consult reference staff for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services.

Some suggested terms for searching are ”nanotechnology,” ”nanoparticles,” and ”Nanostructures.” Use more specific headings, such as “carbon nanotubes,” “nanowires,” “nanomanufacturing,” or other headings, depending upon the topic of interest.

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

Academic OneFile (1980- )
   Electronic format

Academic Search Complete (Various dates)
   Electronic format

Academic Search R&D (Various dates)
   Electronic format

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

Chemical Abstracts (1907-2009)
   QD1.A51 <SciRR A&I>

Conference Papers Index (1982- )
   Electronic format

Conference Proceedings Citation Index: Science (1990- )
   Electronic format

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

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

Engineering Village (Various dates)
   Electronic format

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

INSPEC (1969- )
   Electronic format

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

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

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

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

Science Citation Index Expanded (1899- )
   Electronic format

Technology Research Database (1962- )
   Electronic format

Web of Science (1900- )
   Electronic format



Journals that often contain relevant articles to nanotechnology include:

ACS Nano TA418.9.N35A325
Development of Nanotechnology and Materials Technology T177.J3D48
IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine T174.7.I345
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology T174.7.I346
International Journal of Micro-nano Scale Transport QC176.8.N35I5847
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing TA418.9.N35I584
International Journal of Nanomechanics Science and Technology
International Journal of Nanoparticles TA418.78.I5565
International Journal of Nanoscience QC176.8.N35I585
International Journal of Nanotechnology T174.7.I592
International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation T174.7.I5922
International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience T174.7.J676
Journal of Nano Education T174.7.N3465
Journal of Nano Energy and Power Research
Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics T174.7.J6785
Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing TA418.9.N35J675
Journal of Nanomechanics & Micromechanics TA418.9.N35J68
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology T174.7.J68
Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine T174.7.J685
Journal of Vacuum science and Technology. B, Nanotechnology & Microelectronics: Materials, Processing, Measurement, & Phenomena: JVST B TJ940.J669
Nano: Brief Reports and Reviews T174.7.N344
Nano Energy T174.7.N333
Nano Letters T174.7.N345
Nano Research T174.7.N3454
Nano Today T174.7.N3457
Nanorisk T174.7.N3574
Nanoscale T174.7.N35746
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters T174.7.N3586
Nanotechnology T174.7.N37
Nanotechnology Research Journal T174.7.C87
Nanotechnology Reviews T174.7.N376243
Physica. E, Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures QC176.8.N35P485
Precision Engineering TS500.P65
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part N, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems T174.7.P76
Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology T174.7.R4447
Science of Advanced Materials T174.7.S345
Scripta Materialia TN1.S36
Small TA418.9.N35S62
Soft Nanoscience Letters T174.7.S64
World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering T174.7.W67



Barnaby, Stacey N., Nazmul H. Sarker, and Ipsita A. Banerjee. Ellagic acid directed growth of Au-Pt bimetallic nanoparticles and their catalytic applications. International journal of nanoscience, v. 12, Feb. 2013: 1250037-1 to 1250037-10.

Challener, Cynthia. Making the most of nanotechnology in an uncertain regulatory climate. JCT coatingstech, v. 9, Jan. 2012: 34-38.

Chen, N., and others. Structural investigation and mechanical properties of a representative of a new class of materials: nanograined metallic glasses. Nanotechnology, v. 24, Feb.1, 2013: 045610-1 to 045610-8.

Ebrahimi, Nader, Kristin McCullough, and Zhili Xiao. Reliability of sensors based on nanowire networks with either an equilateral triangle lattice or a hexagonal lattice structure. IEEE transactions on nanotechnology, v. 12, Jan. 2013: 81-95.

Peng, Kui-Qing, and others. Silicon nanowires for advanced energy conversion and storage. Nano today, v. 8, Feb. 2013: 75-97.

Sarkar, Jahar, and Rahul Tarodiya. Performance analysis of louvered fin tube automotive radiator using nanofluids as coolants. International journal of nanomanufacturing, v. 9, no. 1, 2013: 51-65.

Sofos, Filippos, Theodoros E. Karakasidis, and Antonios Liakopoulos. Fluid flow at the nanoscale: how fluid properties deviate from the bulk. Nanoscience and nanotechnology letters, v. 5, Apr. 2013: 457-460.

Wen, Xiaolei, and others. High precision dynamic alignment and gap control for optical near-field nanolithography. Journal of vacuum science & technology. B, nanotechnology & microelectronics: materials, processing, measurement, & phenomena: JVST B, v. 31, July/Aug. 2013: 041601-1 to 041601-5.

Wu, Z. X., and others. Nanostructure and surface effects on yield in Cu nanowires. Acta materialia, v. 61, Apr. 2013: 1831-1842.

Zhang, Qin, and Jing Liu. Nano liquid metal as an emerging functional material in energy management, conversion and storage. Nano energy, v. 2, Sept. 2013: 863-872.



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

Al-Haik, Marwan, and others. Introducing nanotechnology to mechanical and civil engineering students through materials science courses. Journal of nano education, v. 2, June/Dec. 2010: 13-26.

Budzik, Sylwia, and Czesław Kizowski. Nanotechnology elements in science and physics teaching at high school. Rzeszów, Poland, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2012. 89 p.

Chen, Bin. Nanomaterials for green energy: next-generation energy conversion and storage. IEEE nanotechnology magazine, v. 6, Sept. 2012: 4-7.

Drexler, K. Eric. A radical future For nanotechnology. Futurist, v. 47, Sept./Oct. 2013: 14-20.

Feder, Toni. US nano thrust tilts toward technology transfer. Physics today, v. 66, Sept. 2013: 21-22.

Feynman, Richard P. There’s plenty of room at the bottom. Engineering and science, v. 23, Feb. 1960: 22-26, 30, 34, 36.

Jacoby, Mitch. Tailored geometry for nanostructures: unique properties could improve catalysis, batteries. Chemical & engineering news, v. 91, May 13, 2013: 42-43.

Nasu, Hitoshi, and Thomas Faunce. Nanotechnology in Japan: a route to energy security after Fukushima? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, v. 69, Sept. 2013: 68-74.

Pham, Chinh H., and Ross Spencer Garsson. Intellectual property issues around nanotechnology: accelerated examination, prioritized examination, and other petitions to make special: what’s right for you? Nanotechnology reviews, v. 1, no. 5, 2012: 455-459.

Roco, Mihail C. Rise of the nano machines. Scientific American, v. 308, May 2013: 48-49.

Rogers, John A. Nanometer-scale printing. Science, v. 337, Sept. 21, 2012: 1459-1460.

Stewart, Doug. Paul McEuen: thinking small. Discover, v. 34, July/Aug. 2013: 68-71.

Xue, Wei. A design-oriented experimental module for teaching micro- and nanotechnologies to mechanical engineering students. International journal of mechanical engineering education, v. 40, Jan. 2012: 11-23.



European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (EUSPEN)
Cranfield University Campus, Bldg. 30
Bedford MK43 0AL United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 754024
Fax: +44 1234 754080
A leading technical body in the field of ultra precision/nano manufacturing technologies, EUSPEN links leading industrialists and researchers worldwide. It provides an entrepreneurial platform that enables companies and research institutes to promote their latest technology developments, products and services.

Foresight Institute
P.O. Box 1053
Palo Alto, Calif. 94306
Telephone: (650) 289-0860
Fax: (650) 289-0863
“The Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.”

The Institute of Nanotechnology
Strathclyde University Incubator
Graham Hills Building
50 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XP Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0)141 303 8444
Fax: +44 (0)141 303 8496
“The Institute works closely with governments, universities, researchers, companies and the general public to educate and inform on all aspects of nanotechnology. It also organises various international scientific events, conferences and educational courses that examine the implications of nanotechnology across a wide variety of themes and sectors.”

International Association of Nanotechnology (IANT)
NASA Ames Research Center
P.O. Box 151
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Telephone: (408) 280-6222
Fax: (877) 636-6266
Email: [email protected]
The International Association of Nanotechnology fosters scientific research and business development in the area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON)
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251
Telephone: (713) 348-8210
Fax: (713) 348-8218
Managed by Rice University’s Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, ICON activities promote effective nanotechnology stewardship through risk assessment, research and communication.

NanoBusiness Alliance
8045 Lamon Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: (312) 224-8319
Fax: (480) 275-3662
The NanoBusiness Alliance is an industry association founded to advance the commercial application of nanotechnology and microsystems and represent the companies involved.

United States National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Stafford II Rm 405
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8626
Email: [email protected]
The NNI is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving 20 departments and independent agencies. The vision of the NNI is to accomplish four primary goals: (1) to advance world-class nanotechnology research and development; (2) to foster the transfer of new technologies into products for commercial and public benefit; (3) to develop and sustain educational resources, a skilled workforce and the supporting infrastructure and tools to advance nanotechnology; and (4) to support the responsible development of nanotechnology


The Internet offers a growing number of sites for research on nanotechnology. Several of the organizations listed in the previous section provide links to related sites from their web sites. You might try the sites listed below, or use your favorite search engine and appropriate keywords to identify more specific resources.

Cambridge Nanoforum

IEEE Nanotechnology Council

Institute for Molecular Manufacturing (IMM)

International Nanotechnology Society Forum

Nano-Link: Nanotechnology Resources for Educators

NanoScout: Portal for the Nanotechnology Community


Nanotechnology Blogs

Nanotechnology Databases from Nanowerk

Nanotechnology Institute

Nanotechnology News

Nanotechnology Now



National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)

Phys Org Nanotechnology

Smallworld Nanotech

Understanding Nano


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