Title: From nanoscience to nanotechnology: what can and what cannot be manufactured

Authors: Michael J. Kelly

Addresses: Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FA, UK; MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand

Abstract: Only a small fraction of contemporary nanoscience will ever emerge as a functioning and commercial nanotechnology. Far too little attention is paid to the hoops and hurdles presented by the transition from science to technology by those who assert that their work will find applications. A systematic protocol is developed for appropriate investigations.

Keywords: systematic protocols; commercialisation; manufacturing; nanoscience; commercial nanotechnology; nanomanufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2014.060563

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2014 Vol.11 No.5/6/7/8, pp.441 - 444

Published online: 14 Apr 2014 *

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