Chapter 7. Nanotechnology: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Downsides

  1. Nigel M. de S. Cameron Ph.D. Director President Research Professor Associate Dean2 and
  2. M. Ellen Mitchell Ph.D. Director Senior Fellow Fellow3
  1. Jacob Heller Policy Associate Founder Director and
  2. Christine Peterson

Published Online: 22 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch7

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century

How to Cite

Heller, J. and Peterson, C. (2007) Nanotechnology: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Downsides, in Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (eds N. M. d. S. Cameron and M. E. Mitchell), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470165874.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center on Nanotechnology and Society, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 3

    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Foresight Nanotech Institute, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470084199

Online ISBN: 9780470165874

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Keywords:

  • nanotechnology - maximizing benefits and minimizing downsides;
  • nanoparticles and environment, health, and safety (EHS);
  • nanotechnology possibilities for humanity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Innovation

  • Regulation

  • Implications

  • Conclusions