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Nanoscience: a new thrust for science in the 21st century?
Author(s): Martin C. Peckerar
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Paper Abstract

This is an essay in two parts aimed at assessing the National Nanoscience Initiative (NNI) in light of the current trends in science management. The first part of the essay provides a critical survey of current trends in science policy from the points of view of industry, university and government. Many of the trends described are shown to inhibit rapid insertion of new, science-based ideas into the arsenal of technology. The second part of the essay focuses on the NNI. The degree to which major government initiatives, like the NNI, can exacerbate this inhibition or breakdown barriers to insertion is explored here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 4608, Nanostructure Science, Metrology, and Technology, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.465226
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Martin C. Peckerar

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4608:
Nanostructure Science, Metrology, and Technology
Martin C. Peckerar; Michael T. Postek Jr., Editor(s)

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