Nanotechnology: Assessment and Perspectives

Nanotechnology: Assessment and Perspectives

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Nanotechnology: Assessment and Perspectives by Harald Brune, Holger Ernst, Armin Grunwald, Werner Grünwald

The study tackles the subject in a new and unique way: Due to the fact that the borders between classical academic disciplines disappear at the nanoscale, a truly interdisciplinary approach is chosen. A functional definition of nanotechnology is developed by the authors as basis for the further sections of the study. The most important results enable recommendations with respect to scientific progress, industrial relevance, economic potential, educational needs, potential adverse health effects and philosophical aspects of nanotechnology. The book addresses the relevant decision levels, media, and academia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642069369
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Series: Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment , #27
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

and Summaries.- Nanotechnology and Philosophy of Science.- Fields of Research and Technology.- Commercial Perspectives of Nanotechnology — An Assessment Based on Patent Data.- Risk Assessment and Risk Management.- Ethical Aspects of Nanotechnology.- Knowledge Transfer in Nanotechnology.

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