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Overview of the nanotechnology related journals and their impact factors (2007 values):
Nanotechnology Related Journals
NameWebImpact FactorISSNComments
ACS Nano[1]N/A1936-0851general nanotech journal
Advanced Functional Materials[2]7.51616-301X?
Advanced Materials[3]8.20935-9648?
American Journal of Physics (AJP)[4]0.90002-9505?
Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing[5]1.90947-8396?
Applied Physics Letters (APL)[6]3.6??
AZojono - Journal of Nanotechnology Online[7]N/A?Free access journal
Chemical Reviews[8]22.80009-2665?
Current Nanoscience[9]2.81573-4137Reviews and original research reports
Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures[10]0.51536-383xall areas of fullerene research
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology[11]2.11536-125Xphysical basis and engineering applications of nanotechnology
International Journal of Nanomedicine[12]N/A1176-9114?
International Journal of Nanoscience[13]N/A0219-581XNew nanotech journal (Feb 2002)
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics[14]1.21347-4065?
Journal of Applied Physics[15]2.2??
Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology[]N/A?JBN is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal providing broad coverage in all research areas focused on the applications of nanotechnology in medicine, drug delivery systems, infectious disease, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, and all other related fields of life sciences.
Journal of Experimental Nanoscience[16]N/A1745-8080New nanotech journal(March 2006)
Journal Of Microlithography Microfabrication And Microsystems[17]N/A1537-1646
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering[18]1.90960-1317?
Journal of Nano Research[19]N/A1661-9897
Journal of Nanomaterials[20]N/A?science and applications of nanoscale and nanostructured materials
Journal of Nanoparticle Research[21]2.31388-0764?
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology[22]2.0?JNN is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine. JNN publishes all aspects of nanoscale science and technology dealing with materials synthesis, processing, nanofabrication, nanoprobes, spectroscopy, properties, biological systems, nanostructures, theory and computation, nanoelectronics, nano-optics, nano-mechanics, nanodevices, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A[23]2.9??
Journal of Physical Chemistry B[24]4.1??
Journal of Physical Chemistry C[25]N/A?Nanomaterials and Interfaces, Nanoparticles and Nanostructures, Surfaces, Interfaces, Catalysis, Electron Transport, Optical and Electronic Devices, Energy Conversion and Storage
Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)[26]7.9?Multidisciplinary chemistry journal
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (JVSTA)[27]1.3?Vacuum, Surfaces, Films
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (JVSTB)[28]1.4?Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures: Processing, Measurement, and Phenomena
Langmuir[29]4.0?Research in the fields of colloids, surfaces, and interfaces
Micron[30]1.7?Journal for Microscopy
Materials Chemistry and Physics[31]1.90254-0584materials science, including nanomaterials and opto electronics
Materials Science and Engineering: C[32]1.30928-4931Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems
Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports[33]17.70927-796XInvited review papers covering the full spectrum of materials science and engineering
Materials Today[34]N/A1369-7021materials science and technology
Microfluidics and Nanofluidics[35]2.21613-4982all aspects of microfluidics, nanofluidics, and lab-on-a-chip science and technology
Microscopy Research and Technique[36]1.6??
Nano[37]N/A1793-2920New nanotech journal (July 2006)
Nano Letters[38]9.6?General nanotechnology journal
Nanomedicine[39]2.8??
Nanopages[40]N/A1787-4033Since sept 2006.
Nano Research[41]N/A?First issue july 2008
Nano Research Letters[42]wait1931-7573articles with open access
Nanotechnology[43]3.3?Journal specializing in nanotechnology
NanoToday[44]N/A?Is this peer reviewed or more a news/reviews journal?
Nature[45]31.434?One of the major journals in science
Nature Biotechnology[46]22.8?advances in life sciences
Nature Materials[47]19.8?covers a range of topics within materials science
Nature Methods[48]15.5?tried-and-tested techniques in the life sciences and related area of chemistry
Nature Nanotechnology[49]14.9?mix of news, reviews, and research papers
Nanotoxicology[50]N/A1743-5404Research relating to the potential for human and environmental exposure, hazard and risk associated with the use and development of nano-structured materials
Open Nanoscience Journal[51]N/A1874-1401Open access journal with research articles, reviews and letters.
Physical Review Letters (PRL)[52]6.9?One of the top physics journals
PLoS Biology[53]13.51544-9173Peer reviewed open access bio journal
PLoS ONE[54]N/A?Peer reviewed open access science journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS)[55]10.2?multidisciplinary scientific serial: biological, physical, and social sciences.
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology[56]N/A1872-2105?
Science[57]26.4?One of the major journals in science
Solid-State Electronics[58]1.3??
Small Journal[59]6.41613-6810New nanotech journal
Smart Materials and Structures[60]1.50964-1726since 1992
Thin Solid Films[61]1.70040-6090Thin-film synthesis, characterization, and applications.
Ultramicroscopy[62]2.0?Microscopy related research.
Virtual Journal of Nanotechnlogy[63]N/A1553-9644Collecting nanotech related papers from non-nano spcialized journals
Conferences
Nanotech Products
Please add more products, comments and more info about the products if you have any!
See also the List of nanotechnology applications in wikipedia
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.
Emerging products
Available in 2006
Surface coatings: TCnano, Nanocover, Stay clean.
Available in 2005
Available in 2004
Available in 2003
Available in 2000
Nanotex 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
Products that have been nanostructured for decades
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.
Suppliers
Nanomaterials
Nanolithography
NIL Technology sells stamps for nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and provides imprint services.
Quantum Dots
Evident technologies
A nano-timeline
Overview of some important events in nanotechnology
See also History of Nanotechnology in Wikipedia
A Nanotechnology Timeline
YearDevelopment
MedievalObservation of metal whisker growth and nanoparticles used for staining glass
1900Max Planck proposes energy quantization.
1905-30Development of quantum mechanics
1927Heisenberg formulated his uncertainty principle
1933The first First electron microscope was built by Ernst Ruska
1952First carbon nanotubes observation by Radushkevich and Lukyanovich
1953DNA structure discovered by James D. Watson and Francis Crick
1959Feynmanns talk There is plenty of room at the bottom
1965Proposal of Moores Law
1981Invention of STM by Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer
1985Invention of AFM by Binnig, Quate and Gerber
1985Buckyball discovery by Harry Kroto, Robert Curl, and Richard Smalley
1986K. Eric Drexler publishes his book Engines of Creation, in which he discusses both the potential huge benefits and the potential dangers of nanotechnology. He talks about a future of nanotechnology defined by molecular manufacturing, where self-replicating nanobots/assemblers are engineered to carry out practical applications.
1989Don Eigler pushed around xenon atoms to spell IBM1991Rediscovery of carbon nanotubes by Sumio Iijima
A nano-scale overview
Just to get a sense of proportion
A Nano-scale overview
Scaletypical elements
1 m1 m is 1.000.000.000 nanometers ( 10^9 nm )
200 µmAbout the size of the smallest letters you can write with a very very sharp pencil and a very very steady hand.
100 µmTypical thick hair
10-1000 µmCells in living organisms can have many sizes, and neurons can be much longer. In frog embryos (Tadpoles) the initial embryo cells can be up to 1000µm.
8 µmRed blood cell
1 µmBacteria
100 nmVirus
5-100 nmThe range for nanotechnology systems built from atomic/molecular components (quantum dots, nanoparticles, diameter of nanotubes and nanowires, lipid membranes, nanopores...).
10 nmSize of typical Antibody molecules in living organisms immune defence
6-10 nmThickness of a cell membrane, and typical pore size in membrane.
2.5 nmThe width of DNA (but it depends on the conditions)
1 nmThe size of a C60 buckyball molecule or glucose molecule.
0.3 nmThe size of a water molecule.
1 Å = 0.1 nmRoughly the size of hydrogen atom.
0.7 Å = 70 pmThe best resolution in AFM achieved so far where they managed to image individual orbitals in an atom.
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).
Bibliography
References
See also notes on editing this book Nanotechnology/About#How_to_contribute​.
the nanotechnology pioneers by Steven A. Edwards Engines of Creation 2.0: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. Eric Drexler
Last edited on 11 March 2021, at 04:05
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