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Accession Number PB2014-103210
Title Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer, December 16, 2013.
Publication Date Dec 2013
Media Count 17p
Personal Author J. F. Sargent
Abstract Nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, commonly referred to collectively as nanotechnology, is believed by many to offer extraordinary economic and societal benefits. Congress has demonstrated continuing support for nanotechnology and has directed its attention primarily to three topics that may affect the realization of this hoped for potential: federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology; U.S. competitiveness; and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns. This report provides an overview of these topicswhich are discussed in more detail in other CRS reports, and two others: nanomanufacturing and public understanding of and attitudes toward nanotechnology.
Keywords Competition
Environmental impact
National Nanotechnology Initiative(NNI)
Public opinion
Scientific research

Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
49 - Electrotechnology
46E - Structural Mechanics
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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