NOTES

  

1. Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council. 2005. The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Research and Development Leading to a Revolution in Technology and Industry. Supplement to the President’s FY 2006 Budget Request. March. See the subsection “Federal Support for NNI R&D” in Chapter 1 for more information on the budget and the agencies involved.

  

2. Executive Order 13349 was signed on July 23, 2004, to designate PCAST to serve as the NNAP.

  

3. The subsection “Development of an Updated Strategic Plan” in Chapter 1 gives details on the genesis of these goals.

  

4. The PCAs are (1) fundamental nanoscale phenomena and processes; (2) nanomaterials; (3) nanoscale devices and systems; (4) instrumentation research, metrology, and standards for nanotechnology; (5) nanomanufacturing; (6) major research facilities and instrumentation acquisition; and (7) societal dimensions.

  

5. See the subsections “Establishment of Working Groups and Other Mechanisms for Coordination, Communication, and Outreach,” “Solicitation of New Inter- and Intra-agency Collaborative Research,” and “Investment in Centers and Networks for Multidisciplinary Nanoscale R&D” in Chapter 1 for details.

  

6. See http://www.nnin.org/, accessed June 2006.

  

7. See http://www.science.doe.gov/Sub/Newsroom/News_Releases/DOE-SC/2006/nano/index.htm, accessed June 2006.

  

8. M.C. Roco, NSET/NSF, presentation to this committee, June 27, 2005.

  

9. In 2003, the United States had 5,228 nanotechnology U.S. patents awarded, as compared to Japan (926), Germany (684), Canada (244), and France (183). U.S.-based entities accounted for about 67 percent of nanotechnology patents recorded in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database during the years 1976 to 2003.

  

10. Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council. 2005. The National Nanotechnology Initiative: Research and Development Leading to a Revolution in Technology and Industry. Supplement to the President’s FY 2006 Budget Request. March.



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