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Secondary data

By looking at the regional academic publications output, bibilometrics and expertise that are accessible to companies. Kostoff et al. 2007 looked at the breakdown of nanoscience/nanotechnology article production by countries in percentage shares for the same three selected years [link] . The numbers in parentheses above the bars are actual numbers of papers produced for the year in question. Kostoff argues that over the time period of 1991 to 2005, the United States’ and Japan’s shares of global nanotechnology/nanoscience publications dropped (the US from 36% to 23%, and Japan 16.5% to 12.5%), as countries that were not as prolific at the beginning of the 1990s grew rapidly over the course of the decade, notably, China and South Korea both published about forty times more research articles in 2005 than in 1991 (Kostoff et al. 2007). The other leading countries increased their output by at most five times, although quantity of publications is a metric the quality of the publications and relevance is key to both small and large companies as can be seen in [link] and the locations that were chosen as areas of operation.

Percentage of total nanotechnology papers by country (Global nanotechnology research metrics (Kostoff et al., 2007).

At the global level, analyses have already been undertaken, usually in the context of global competitiveness, of which nations are assuming leadership in nanotechnology publications and patenting (Huang et al. 2003, NMAB 2006, and Kostoff et al. 2007). For example, Youtie et al. (2008) find that Europe, the US and Japan, as might be expected, are prominent in terms of the number of nanotechnology publications ( [link] ). However, nanotechnology publications in several other Asian countries is growing at rapid rate, especially in China, which is now the world’s second largest producer of nanotechnology research publications after the United States (Shapira and Wang 2009). The rise of China in the new domain of nanotechnology represents a significant change in the global technology development landscape, especially as institutional, regulatory, commercialization, and socio-economic frameworks differ in China from those typically found in fully developed economies. Nanotechnology R&D is also emerging in selected other developing countries, including in Latin America (Kay and Shapira 2009), although generally most developing countries have limited capabilities not only to undertake R&D in nanotechnology but also to manage and regulate its deployment (Burgi and Pradeep 2006).

Worldwide overview of the places where there are research groups working in the field of nanotechnology based on 1,200 abstracts of 355 authors that have published since 1999 (www.nanopaprika.eu 2010).

Peeling the “nano” onion

For the purpose of this study it is important to peel the layers back to reveal the core local and academic Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for this study. Although there has been work done in relations to identifying bibilometrics and citations of singular universities and in the context of the USA; States with publications in nano; little work has been done to look at Swansea University and in particular Wales in the context of the United Kingdom over a period of time. Though Swansea University is located within Wales and that Wales is within the United Kingdom it is important to identify these relevant outputs.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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