The Global Market for Nanoscale Technologies

  • February 2009
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  • ION publishing Ltd
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  • 830 pages

The Global Market for Nanoscale Technologies is an 830 page report providing the most comprehensive global market assessment yet of industrial applications for nanoscale technologies. Nanotechnology continues to be a thriving area of R&D in 2008. Public funding of nanotechnology worldwide in 2008 was over $6.7 with further investment of US$5 billion committed by the Russian government and a raft of new initiatives and centres in countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Cuba and Brazil.



Nanotechnology is fast becoming an important business area for companies in a diverse range of industries, from oil exploration to optical cabling. Private investment in 2008 was over $5.6 billion, with the electronics and medical sectors set to witness the greatest returns over the next 5-7 years. The global market for nanotechnology presents a comprehensive insight into worldwide activity and initiatives from basic research to final products. This report is the definitive guide to what's happening in nanotechnology, now and in the future.



Contents include:



- Global public and private funding and initiatives


- Current and future market trends and drivers


- The global market for nanoparticles, nanopowders, nanocoatings, nanocomposites, nanocapsules, nanotubes, nanofibres, nanowires, fullerenes and quantum dots


- The impact of nanotechnology on sectors such as aerospace and defence, electronics, energy, life sciences and healthcare, textiles, environment, water, food, construction, consumer goods, household care, security, automotive, chemicals and coatings


- Country by country analysis on government bodies, networks, research centres, universities and companies in nanotechnology

Table Of Contents



1 INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................38

1.1 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE....................................................................................... 45
1.1.1 Funding ............................................................................................................................. 45
1.1.2 National programmes........................................................................................................ 46
1.1.3 Centres and infrastructure................................................................................................. 48
1.1.4 Networks ........................................................................................................................... 48
1.1.5 Companies ........................................................................................................................ 49
1.2 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN ASIA-PACIFIC .............................................................................. 51
1.2.1 Funding ............................................................................................................................. 52
1.2.2 National programmes........................................................................................................ 52
1.2.3 Centres and infrastructure................................................................................................. 54
1.2.4 Networks ........................................................................................................................... 54
1.2.5 Companies ........................................................................................................................ 55
1.3 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA........................................................................ 56
1.3.1 Funding ............................................................................................................................. 56
1.3.2 National programmes........................................................................................................ 57
1.3.2.1 State initiatives........................................................................................................ 58
1.3.3 Centres and infrastructure................................................................................................. 59
1.3.4 Networks in North America ............................................................................................... 62
1.3.5 Companies ........................................................................................................................ 62
1.4 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA ............................................. 64
1.5 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA............................................... 64


2 COMMERCIALISING NANOTECHNOLOGY................................................................65

2.1 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE...................................................................................................... 67
2.1.1 Suppliers ........................................................................................................................... 68
2.1.1.1 Materials ................................................................................................................. 68
2.1.1.2 Tools and instrumentation ...................................................................................... 69
2.1.1.3 Devices and system integration.............................................................................. 71
2.1.2 Buyers ............................................................................................................................... 71
2.1.3 New entrants ..................................................................................................................... 71
2.1.4 Substitution threats ........................................................................................................... 72
2.1.5 Competition ....................................................................................................................... 73
2.2 KEY CHALLENGES............................................................................................................... 73
2.2.1 TECHNICAL...................................................................................................................... 73
2.2.1.1 Understanding......................................................................................................... 73
2.2.1.2 Tools ....................................................................................................................... 74
2.2.2 MARKET ........................................................................................................................... 75
2.2.2.1 Hype........................................................................................................................ 75
2.2.2.2 Cost......................................................................................................................... 75
2.2.2.3 Production............................................................................................................... 76
2.2.2.4 Public Perception and Ethics .................................................................................. 78
2.2.3 REGULATION................................................................................................................... 79
2.3 MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS....................................................................................... 83
2.3.1 DRIVERS .......................................................................................................................... 84
2.3.2 TRENDS ........................................................................................................................... 86
2.3.2.1 Collaboration........................................................................................................... 86
2.3.2.2 First to market ......................................................................................................... 86
2.3.2.3 Nanomaterials advantage....................................................................................... 87
2.3.2.4 Improved products .................................................................................................. 89
2.3.2.5 Decreasing cost of nanomaterials .......................................................................... 90
2.3.2.6 Autonomous systems ............................................................................................. 90


3 KEY NANOMATERIALS...............................................................................................92

3.1 NANOPARTICLES................................................................................................................. 94
3.1.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOPARTICLES ........................................................... 94
3.1.2 KEY PLAYERS ................................................................................................................. 97
3.1.2.1 Manufacturers and end users................................................................................. 97
3.1.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ......................................................................................... 98
3.1.2.3 Application developers............................................................................................ 99
3.2 NANOCOMPOSITES........................................................................................................... 100
3.2.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCOMPOSITES ..................................................... 100
3.2.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 104
3.2.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 104
3.2.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 105
3.2.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 106
3.3 NANOCAPSULES................................................................................................................ 107
3.3.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCAPSULES.......................................................... 107
3.3.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 110
3.3.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 110
3.3.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 111
3.3.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 111
3.4 NANOPOROUS MATERIALS.............................................................................................. 113
3.4.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOPOROUS MATERIALS ........................................ 113
3.4.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 116
3.4.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 116
3.4.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 117
3.4.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 118
3.5 NANOFIBRES..................................................................................................................... 119
3.5.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOFIBRES ................................................................ 119
3.5.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 122
3.5.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 122
3.5.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 123
3.5.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 123
3.6 FULLERENES..................................................................................................................... 125
3.6.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR FULLERENES................................................................ 125
3.6.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 127
3.6.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 127
3.6.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 128
3.6.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 128
3.7 NANOWIRES...................................................................................................................... 130
3.7.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOWIRES.................................................................. 130
3.7.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 132
3.7.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 132
3.7.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 133
3.7.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 133
3.8 CARBON NANOTUBES ...................................................................................................... 134
3.8.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON NANOTUBES................................................. 134
3.8.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 137
3.8.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 137
3.8.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 138
3.8.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 140
3.9 QUANTUM DOTS................................................................................................................ 141
3.9.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR QUANTUM DOTS .......................................................... 141
3.9.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 143
3.9.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 143
3.9.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 144
3.9.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 144
3.10 NANOCOATINGS................................................................................................................ 146
3.10.1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR NANOCOATINGS .......................................................... 146
3.10.2 KEY PLAYERS ............................................................................................................... 149
3.10.2.1 Manufacturers and end users............................................................................... 149
3.10.2.2 Nanomaterials suppliers ....................................................................................... 149
3.10.2.3 Application developers.......................................................................................... 150


4 MARKET SEGMENTATION .......................................................................................152

4.1 AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE............................................................................................ 152
4.1.1 Nanotechnology in the defence sector............................................................................ 152
4.1.2 Nanotechnology in the aerospace sector........................................................................ 154
4.1.3 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 155
4.1.4 The global market for nanomaterials in the aerospace and defence sectors ................. 158
4.1.4.1 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 159
4.1.4.2 Nanoscale electronics and sensors.......................................................................... 160
4.1.4.3 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 161
4.1.4.4 Energy devices and fuel additives............................................................................ 163
4.1.4.5 Smart materials..................................................................................................... 164
4.1.5 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 166
4.2 ELECTRONICS AND ITC .................................................................................................... 167
4.2.1 Nanotechnology in the electronics and ITC sector ......................................................... 167
4.2.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 168
4.2.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the electronics and ICT sector ......................... 171
4.2.3.1 Carbon nanotubes ................................................................................................ 171
4.2.3.2 Nanowires ............................................................................................................. 172
4.2.3.3 Nanoscale memory............................................................................................... 173
4.2.3.4 Printed electronics ................................................................................................ 174
4.2.3.5 NEMS.................................................................................................................... 175
4.2.3.6 Spintronics ............................................................................................................ 176
4.2.3.7 Quantum dots ....................................................................................................... 177
4.2.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 179
4.3 ENERGY .............................................................................................................................. 181
4.3.1 Nanotechnology in the energy sector ............................................................................. 181
4.3.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 183
4.3.3 The global market for nanomaterials in energy .............................................................. 185
4.3.3.1 Photovoltaics......................................................................................................... 185
4.3.3.2 Fuel cells and batteries......................................................................................... 187
4.3.3.3 Thermoelectrics .................................................................................................... 189
4.3.3.4 Aerogels................................................................................................................ 190
4.3.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 192
4.4 LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTHCARE ................................................................................ 194
4.4.1 Nanotechnology in the life sciences and healthcare sector............................................ 194
4.4.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 195
4.4.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the life sciences and healthcare sector ............ 198
4.4.3.1 Nanoscale biosensors and imaging...................................................................... 199
4.4.3.2 Nanocoatings on surfaces and implants............................................................... 201
4.4.3.3 Nanoparticulate drug delivery............................................................................... 202
4.4.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 205
4.5 CONSTRUCTION ................................................................................................................ 207
4.5.1 Nanotechnology in the construction sector ..................................................................... 207
4.5.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 208
4.5.3 The global market for nanomaterials in construction ...................................................... 211
4.5.3.1 Nanoscale sensors and smart materials .................................................................. 212
4.5.3.2 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 213
4.5.3.3 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 215
4.5.3.4 Nanoparticle additives to concrete........................................................................ 216
4.5.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 219
4.6 TEXTILES ............................................................................................................................ 220
4.6.1 Nanotechnology in the textiles sector ............................................................................. 220
4.6.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 222
4.6.3 The global market for nanomaterials in textiles .............................................................. 223
4.6.3.1 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 224
4.6.3.2 Smart materials and sensors.................................................................................... 225
4.6.3.3 Nanofibres/nanotubes........................................................................................... 226
4.6.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 229
4.7 ENVIRONMENT AND WATER............................................................................................ 230
4.7.1 Nanotechnology in the environment and water sectors.................................................. 230
4.7.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 232
4.7.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the environment and water sectors .................. 234
4.7.3.1 Nanoporous membranes ...................................................................................... 235
4.7.3.2 Chemical and bio nanosensors ............................................................................ 236
4.7.3.3 Nanoparticles ........................................................................................................ 237
4.7.3.4 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 239
4.7.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 241
4.8 FOOD AND DRINK.............................................................................................................. 242
4.8.1 Nanotechnology in food production ................................................................................ 242
4.8.2 Nanotechnology in food processing and safety .............................................................. 244
4.8.3 Nanotechnology in food packaging................................................................................. 245
4.8.4 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 247
4.8.5 The global market for nanomaterials in the food and drink sector.................................. 249
4.8.5.1 Nanosensors......................................................................................................... 250
4.8.5.2 Nanoencapsulation ............................................................................................... 251
4.8.5.3 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 252
4.8.5.4 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 253
4.8.5.5 Nanoporous membranes ...................................................................................... 254
4.8.6 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 256
4.9 CONSUMER GOODS AND HOUSEHOLD CARE .............................................................. 258
4.9.1 Nanotechnology in the consumer goods and household care sectors ........................... 258
4.9.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 260
4.9.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the consumer goods and household care
sectors 263
4.9.3.1 Nanocomposites ................................................................................................... 264
4.9.3.2 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 265
4.9.3.3 Nanoparticles ........................................................................................................ 266
4.9.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 268
4.10 BRAND AND PRODUCT SECURITY.................................................................................. 270
4.10.1 Nanotechnology in the brand and product security sector.............................................. 270
4.10.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 271
4.10.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the brand and product security sector.............. 273
4.10.3.1 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 274
4.10.3.2 Nanoparticles ........................................................................................................ 274
4.10.4 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 277
4.11 AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION .......................................................................... 278
4.11.1 Nanotechnology in the automotive and transportation sectors .......................................... 278
4.11.2 Key applications and market opportunity to 2015........................................................... 280
4.11.3 The global market for nanomaterials in the automotive and transportation sector......... 280
4.11.4 The global market for nanomaterials in automotive and transportation.......................... 283
4.11.4.1 Nanocoatings ........................................................................................................ 284
4.11.4.2 Nanocompostite fillers .......................................................................................... 285
4.11.4.3 Nanoadditives in catalysts and lubricants............................................................. 286
4.11.4.4 Fuel cells............................................................................................................... 287
4.11.4.5 Nanoscale smart materials ................................................................................... 289
4.11.5 Key Players ..................................................................................................................... 291


5 THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC)........................................................................293


6 GERMANY..................................................................................................................295

6.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 295
6.1.1 Nano-Initiative-Aktionsplan 2010 .................................................................................... 296
6.1.2 Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWI)................................................ 297
6.1.3 Ministry of Science (BMBF) ............................................................................................ 298
6.1.4 German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (BfR) ...................................................... 299
6.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 299
6.2.1 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)..................................................................... 299
6.2.2 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG)..................................................................................... 300
6.2.3 Leibniz Association (WGL).............................................................................................. 301
6.2.4 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG) ....................................................................................... 302
6.2.5 Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (HGF)...................................................................................... 304
6.2.6 Volkswagen Foundation.................................................................................................. 305
6.2.7 Centre for Advanced European Science and Research (CAESAR)............................... 305
6.2.8 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) .............................................................. 305
6.2.9 VDI ................................................................................................................................. 305
6.2.10 Charite............................................................................................................................ 306
6.2.11 Other centres .................................................................................................................. 306

7 UNITED KINGDOM.....................................................................................................322

7.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 322
7.1.1 Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform........................................ 322
7.1.2 Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).................................................... 322
7.1.3 DEFRA ............................................................................................................................ 323
7.1.4 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) .................................. 323
7.1.5 Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) ....................................................................... 323
7.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 324
7.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 326
7.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 326
7.5 COMPANIES....................................................................................................................... 351


8 FRANCE .....................................................................................................................361

8.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 361
8.1.1 Ministry of Higher Education and Research.................................................................... 361
8.1.2 Ministry of Research ....................................................................................................... 362
8.1.3 Ministry of Industry .......................................................................................................... 362
8.1.4 National Research Agency (ANR) .................................................................................. 362
8.1.4.1 National Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Network, R3N ............................... 362
8.1.5 C'Nano ............................................................................................................................ 364
8.1.6 OSEO............................................................................................................................. 366
8.1.7 Micro and Nanotechnology Observatory......................................................................... 366
8.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 366
8.2.1 CNRS .............................................................................................................................. 366
8.2.2 CEA-LETI ........................................................................................................................ 369
8.2.2.1 MINATEC.............................................................................................................. 369
8.2.3 ONERA........................................................................................................................... 370
8.2.4 Other centres .................................................................................................................. 370
8.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 371
8.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 372
8.5 COMPANIES....................................................................................................................... 374


9 BELGIUM....................................................................................................................376

9.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 376
9.1.1 Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) ................................................. 376
9.1.2 Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) .......................................................... 376
9.1.3 Wallonia Programme Nano............................................................................................. 377
9.1.4 Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Scientific-Technological Research in Industry
(IWT) 377
9.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 378
9.2.1 Inter-University Micro Electronics Centre (IMEC) ........................................................... 378
9.2.2 Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) ..................................................... 379
9.2.3 Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)........................................................................ 379
9.2.4 Belgian Ceramic Research Centre ................................................................................. 379
9.2.5 Flanders Materials Centre (Flamac) ............................................................................... 380
9.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 380
9.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 380
9.5 COMPANIES....................................................................................................................... 382

10 DENMARK..................................................................................................................384

10.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 384
10.1.1 Danish Council for Strategic Research/Danish Agency for Science, Technology and
Innovation.................................................................................................................................... 384
10.1.2 Danish National Research Foundation ........................................................................... 384
10.1.3 Danish Ministry of the Interior and Health....................................................................... 385
10.1.4 Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation....................................................... 385
10.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 385
10.2.1 Danish Technological Institute ........................................................................................ 385
10.2.2 DFM................................................................................................................................ 385

10.2.3 MIC, Department of Micro and Nanotechnology............................................................. 386
10.2.4 Riso National Laboratory................................................................................................. 386
10.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 386
10.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 387


11 FINLAND ....................................................................................................................391

11.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 391
11.1.1 Ministry of Trade and Industry ........................................................................................ 391
11.1.2 Ministry of Employment and Economy............................................................................ 392
11.1.3 TEKES............................................................................................................................ 392
11.1.3.1 FinNano ................................................................................................................ 392
11.1.4 Academy of Finland ........................................................................................................ 393
11.1.5 Ministry of Education....................................................................................................... 394
11.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 394
11.2.1 VTT................................................................................................................................. 394
11.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 394
11.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 395
11.5 COMPANIES....................................................................................................................... 398


12 IRELAND ....................................................................................................................400


13 THE NETHERLANDS .................................................................................................407

13.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 407
13.1.1 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).............................................. 407
13.1.2 Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM)) ............................................. 408
13.1.3 Council for Applied Research (STW) .............................................................................. 408
13.1.4 SenterNovem .................................................................................................................. 408
13.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 408
13.2.1 Amsterdam nanoCenter .................................................................................................. 408
13.2.2 3TU................................................................................................................................. 409
13.2.2.1 Center of Competence (Applications of NanoTechnology) .................................. 409
13.2.3 BIOMADE........................................................................................................................ 409
13.2.4 MESA+........................................................................................................................... 409
13.2.5 TNO................................................................................................................................ 410
13.2.6 NMI................................................................................................................................. 411
13.2.7 Energy Centre Netherlands ............................................................................................ 411
13.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 411
13.3.1 NanoNed ......................................................................................................................... 411
13.3.1.1 NanoLab NL.......................................................................................................... 413
13.3.2 MicroNed........................................................................................................................ 413
13.3.3 MinacNed ........................................................................................................................ 414
13.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 414
13.5 COMPANIES....................................................................................................................... 417

14 SWEDEN ....................................................................................................................419

15 SWITZERLAND ..........................................................................................................430

16 ITALY..........................................................................................................................439

17 AUSTRIA ....................................................................................................................452

18 SPAIN.........................................................................................................................460

19 RUSSIA.......................................................................................................................465

20 GREECE.....................................................................................................................473

21 REST OF EASTERN EUROPE...................................................................................476

22 PAN-EUROPEAN ORGANISATIONS.........................................................................491

23 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.....................................................................................492


24 JAPAN........................................................................................................................505

24.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 506
24.1.1 Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP)....................................................... 507
24.1.2 Ministry for Education and Science (MEXT)....................................................................... 509
24.1.3 Ministry for Economy Trade and Industry (METI)............................................................... 511
24.1.4 Ministry for Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) ........................................................... 512
24.1.5 Ministry of the Environment (MOE) ................................................................................. 512
24.1.6 Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) ................................................................. 512
24.1.7 Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) .................................................. 513
24.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 514
24.2.1 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) .............................................................. 514
24.2.1.1 Nanomaterials Laboratory .................................................................................... 514
24.2.1.2 Advanced Materials Laboratory............................................................................ 515
24.2.1.3 Advanced Nano Characterization Center ............................................................. 517
24.2.1.4 Quantum Dot Research Center ............................................................................ 517
24.2.2 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) .................... 518
24.2.3 Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM) ....................... 520
24.2.4 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).................... 520
24.2.5 Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) ................................................... 520
24.2.6 Himeji Institute of Technology......................................................................................... 521
24.2.7 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)...................................... 521
24.2.8 Kanagawa Institute of Technology.................................................................................. 521
24.2.9 Nagaoka Institute of Technology .................................................................................... 521
24.2.10 Nippon Institute of Technology ....................................................................................... 521
24.2.11 Tokyo Institute of Technology ......................................................................................... 522
24.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 522
24.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 523
24.4.1 Akita University ............................................................................................................... 523
24.4.2 Chuo University............................................................................................................... 523
24.4.3 Gunma University............................................................................................................ 524
24.4.4 Hiroshima University ....................................................................................................... 524
24.4.5 Hokkaido University ........................................................................................................ 524
24.4.6 University of Hyogo......................................................................................................... 525
24.4.7 Kyoto University .............................................................................................................. 525
24.4.8 Kyushu University ........................................................................................................... 525
24.4.9 Nagoya University ........................................................................................................... 526
24.4.10 Osaka University ............................................................................................................. 526
24.4.11 Ritsumeikan University.................................................................................................... 526
24.4.12 University of Shiga Prefecture ........................................................................................ 527
24.4.13 Shizuoka University......................................................................................................... 527
24.4.14 Tohuku University ........................................................................................................... 527
24.4.15 University of Tokushima.................................................................................................. 529
24.4.16 Tokyo University.............................................................................................................. 529
24.4.17 Toyohashi University of Technology............................................................................... 530
24.4.18 Waseda University .......................................................................................................... 530
24.4.19 Yokohama University ...................................................................................................... 530
24.5 COMPANIES....................................................................................................................... 531
24.5.1 Nanomaterials and nanostructures ................................................................................. 531
24.5.2 Tools and instrumentation............................................................................................... 533

25 TAIWAN......................................................................................................................535


26 CHINA.........................................................................................................................556

27 SOUTH KOREA..........................................................................................................580


28 SINGAPORE...............................................................................................................621


29 HONG KONG..............................................................................................................631


30 AUSTRALIA ...............................................................................................................636



32 INDIA ..........................................................................................................................666


33 MALAYSIA .................................................................................................................676

34 VIETNAM....................................................................................................................679


35 INDONESIA ................................................................................................................681


36 NEW ZEALAND..........................................................................................................683


37 UNITED STATES........................................................................................................689

37.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES..................................................................................................... 689
37.1.1 National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) ........................................................ 689
37.1.1.1 NSET Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan ................................................... 690
37.1.1.2 Program Component Areas .................................................................................. 691
37.1.1.3 Agencies ............................................................................................................... 694
37.1.1.4 Funding ................................................................................................................. 695
37.1.2 National Science Foundation (NSF) ............................................................................... 696
37.1.2.1 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC) ........................................ 696
37.1.2.2 MRSECs and other centres .................................................................................. 698
37.1.3 Department of Defense (DoD) ........................................................................................ 701
37.1.4 Department of Energy (DOE).......................................................................................... 702
37.1.5 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ............................................... 703
37.1.6 HHS: National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH) .......................................................................................................... 704
37.1.7 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ................................................. 704
37.1.8 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ........................................................................ 705
37.1.9 Department of Transportation (DoT/FAA)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) .... 705
37.1.10 State Funded Initiatives................................................................................................... 706
37.2 RESEARCH CENTRES....................................................................................................... 707
37.2.1 Brookhaven National Laboratory .................................................................................... 707
37.2.2 Los Alamos National Laboratory..................................................................................... 708
37.2.3 Naval Research Laboratory ............................................................................................ 709
37.2.4 Oak Ridge National Laboratory....................................................................................... 709
37.2.5 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory............................................................................ 709
37.3 NETWORKS........................................................................................................................ 710
37.3.1 National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN) .......................................................... 710
37.3.2 Network for Computational Nanotechnology .................................................................. 711
37.3.3 National Nanomanufacturing Network ............................................................................ 711
37.3.4 Nanotechnology Informal Science Education Network................................................... 712
37.3.5 NCI Cancer Centres of Excellence ................................................................................. 712
37.4 UNIVERSITIES .................................................................................................................... 714


38 CANADA.....................................................................................................................791


40 GLOSSARY ................................................................................................................819

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