Handbooks and Encyclopedias
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Websites and newsletters
There are many ways to find information in scientific literature and some that even specialize in nanotechnology. Apart from the free search engines and useful tools such as Google scholar
and Google Desktop
, there are several more dedicated commercial services:
Peer reviewed Journals
Overview of the nanotechnology related journals and their impact factors (2007 values):
Nanotechnology Related Journals
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Woodrow Wilsom Center for International Scholars is starting a Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (website should be under construction at www.nanoproject.org
) that among other things will try to map the available 'nano'products and work to ensure possible risks are minimized and benefits are realized.
- 2008 MultiProbe’s AFM Nanoprober is now qualified for 32nm technology nodes. 
- Intel will make products with 45 nm linewidth transistors available from 2008 
- Batteries are increasingly incorporating nanostructures.
- Flexible, cheaper, or more luminous Flat screen displays
- Pressure-sensitive mobile devices 
Available in 2006
Available in 2005
- Molybdenum disulfide catalytic nanoparticles in Brimm catalysts made by Haldor Topsøe
- Forbes top ten nanoproducts in 2005
- Apples IPod with sub 100nm elements in its memory chips
- Choleterol reducing nanoencapsulated oil,Shemen Industries Canola Active.
- Nanocrystals improve the consistency of chocolate
- Zelen Fullerene C-60 Day Cream 
- Easton Stealth CNT baseball bat
- Nanotex textiles once again
- ArcticShield polyester socks from ARC Outdoors with 19nm silver particles that kill fungs to reduce odor.
- NanoGuard developed by Behr Process for improved paint hardness.
- Pilkingtons self-cleaning 'Activ Glass'.
- NanoBreeze Air Purifier from NanoTwin Technologies, where the UV light from a fluorescent tube cleans the air by photochemical reactions in nanoparticles.
Available in 2004
- Cold cathode carbon nanotube emitters for X-ray analysis by Oxford instruments
- Forbes has an overview in 2004 of what they consider the top ten nanotech products:
- Footwarmers with nanporous aerogel for 3-20 times lighter than comparable insultating materials used in shoes (produced by Aspen Aerogels).
- Matress covers with nanotex fibres that can be washed (Simmonos bedding company).
- Better golf drivers with carbon nanotube enforced metal composites (produced by Maruman & Co) and nanocomposite containing golf balls (produced by NanoDynamics)
- The company 'Bionova' apprently adds some nanoproducts to their 'personalized product line'.
- EnviroSystems make a nanoemulsive disinfectant cleaner, called EcoTru, that is EPA Tox category 4 registered (meaning very safe to use)
- EnviroSystems also make a spray-on version of this product.
- BASF makes a nanoparticle coating for building materials called Mincor, that reduces their wettabililty.
- A nanostructured coating produced by Valley View, called Clarity Defender, improves visibility through windscreens in rain. Another company, Nano-Film, makes a similar coating on sunglasses.
- w:Flex-Power makes a gel containing nanoscale liposomes for soothing aching muscles
- 3M espe Dental adhesive with silica nanoparticle filler.
Available in 2003
- NanoGuard Zink Oxide nanoparticles for sunscreens FDA approved
- Forbes 2003 top ten nanoproduct  includes:
- High performance ski wax, Cerax Nanowax .
- Nanotex textiles in ski jackets from Ziener
- Nanotex textiles
- Plenitude Revitalift antiwrinkle cream by L'Oréal contains nanocapsules with vitamin A 
- organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) in Sony camera flat screen display
- Nanofilm coatings for ani-reflection and scratch resistance 
- Zink oxide nanoparticles in Sunscreen by BASF 
- carbon nanotube enforced tennis rackets  and nanopolymer enforced tennis balls 
Available in 2000
makes textiles where the clothing fibres have been coating in nanoscale fibres to change the textile wettability. This makes the textile much more stain resistant.
Companies making nanotech research equipment
- MultiProbe Manufacturer of a 1-to-6 head Atomic Force nanoprobing tool used in failure analysis, that combines multi-scan fault isolation imaging with nanoprobing electrical capabilities. For process technology node measurements of 32nm, 45nm, 65nm, 90nm or larger.
- Veeco AFM and related equipment
- Zyvex nanomanipulation equipment
- Nanofactory in-situ TEM manipulation equipment
- SmarAct nanomanipulators
- Capres micro four point conductance measurement probes
- ImageMetrology SPIP software for SPM analysis
- QuantumWise software for simulating nanosystems
-  AFM and related equipment
Products that have been nanostructured for decades
- Computer processesors are increasingly made of nanoscale systems
Non-nanotech products and a warning
Not everything that says nano is nano - and given the hype surrounding nanotechnology you will see an increasing number of 'nano' products that have nothing to do with it. It is worrying when sometimes problems arise with non-nano products and this adds to the 'scare' that is present in the public, fuelled by the newspapers where they are just waiting for a nice scandal... an example was the product Magic Nano from a German company
that made a number of users sick when inhaling the aerosol cleaning product - which in the end turned out to have nothing 'nano' in it. There is good reason to be very alert to such issues. Not all countries have legislation in place to secure the consumers against the possible dangers present in nanoparticles and some products could end being marketed before having been tested well enough. Though this example turned out to be 'non-nano', we will probably meet new cases shortly that are truly 'nano'. On this background environmental and health aspects will be an important part of this book.
sells stamps for nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and provides imprint services.
Overview of some important events in nanotechnology
A Nanotechnology Timeline
A nano-scale overview
Just to get a sense of proportion
Distances between objects can be measured with sub Å precision with STM, laser interferometry and its even done continuously in a standard airbag acceleration sensor chip that costs a few dollars and senses the vibrations of a micro-inertial mass element with femtometer precision (10^-15 m).
- G. Ali Mansoori, Principles of Nanotechnology, Molecular-Based Study of Condensed Matter in Small Systems, (New Jersey: World Scientific, 2006).
- Monthioux, Marc; Kuznetsov, Vladimir L. (2006). "Who should be given the credit for the discovery of carbon nanotubes?". Carbon 44. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2006.03.019. Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
the nanotechnology pioneers by Steven A. Edwards
Engines of Creation 2.0: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
by K. Eric Drexler
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