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Nanotechnology - Innovation for tomorrow's world

Funded under: FP6-NMP


Nanotechnology is considered as the key technology of the 21st century. It can offer solutions to many current problems by means of smaller, lighter, faster and better performing materials, components and systems. Nanotechnology opens up new market opportunities and can also make some essential contributions to environmental and health protection.
The aim of this brochure is to illustrate to the public what nanotechnology is and thereby to stimulate the discussion. By describing the scientific background, technological developments, areas of application, and potential developments of the future, this brochure provides a complex and comprehensive picture of nanotechnology as we see it in our days.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21151 EN (2004), 56 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21-151-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-7498-X
Record Number: 200518038 / Last updated on: 2005-03-24
Original language: en
Available languages: en