Chapter 2. Notes on Nanotechnology

  1. Dr. Norbert Malanowski2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Thomas Heimer3,
  3. Dr. Wolfgang Luther2 and
  4. Dr. Matthias Werner4
  1. Gerd Bachmann

Published Online: 18 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611744.ch2

Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

How to Cite

Bachmann, G. (2007) Notes on Nanotechnology, in Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation (eds N. Malanowski, T. Heimer, W. Luther and M. Werner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611744.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    VDI TZ GmbH, Future Technologies Division, Graf-Recke-Str. 84, 40239 Düsseldorf, Germany

  2. 3

    Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, Sonnenmannstr. 9–11, 60314 Frankfurt, Germany

  3. 4

    NMTC, Rüsternallee 29, 14050 Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. Future Technologies Division, VDI Technology Centre (VDI TZ), Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527314577

Online ISBN: 9783527611744

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Keywords:

  • nanotechnology;
  • definition;
  • bottom-up strategies;
  • top-down strategies;
  • effects through nanoscalability;
  • thematic interdisciplinarity;
  • structural interdisciplinarity;
  • central players in germany;
  • networks;
  • institutional research facilities;
  • universities;
  • other research facilities;
  • industrial research;
  • industrial development;
  • german activities;
  • international situation;
  • project funding by public sector;
  • international activities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of a Complex Term

  • Bottom-up and Top-down Strategies

  • New Effects through Nanoscalability

  • Thematic and Structural Interdisciplinarity

    • Nanomaterials, Ultrathin Coatings and Porous Structures

    • Nanobiotechnology

    • Nanooptics

    • Nano-optoelectronics and Spin Systems

    • Nanoelectronics

    • Nanoanalysis

    • Industrial Production

  • Central Players in Germany

    • Networks

      • BMBF-funded Competence Centers (CCN)

      • Other Networks

    • Institutional Research Facilities

      • Wissensgemeinschaft G. W. Leibniz (WGL)

      • Helmholtz Gemeinschaft deutscher Forschungszentren (HGF) (Association of German Research Centers)

      • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG)

      • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG)

    • Universities and Other Research Facilities

    • Industrial Research and Development

  • Comparison of German Activities with the International Situation

    • Project Funding by the Public Sector

      • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

      • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

      • Institutional Research Funding

      • Public R&D Funding in Germany

      • Assessment of the Situation in Germany

    • Comparison with International Activities

      • Conclusions on the International Situation of Germany