Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer

Sargent, John F. Jr.. (2016) Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer. Technical Report. Congressional Research Service.


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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 particularly to three topics that may affect the realization of this hoped for potential: federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology; U.S. competitiveness in the field; and environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns. This report provides an overview of these topics and two others: nanomanufacturing and public understanding of and attitudes toward nanotechnology.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Education
Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Social and Economic Impacts > Social Perspectives
Environment, Health, and Safety
Social and Economic Impacts
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Report Collection
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Depositing User: Robert Stevens
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 17:20
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 17:22

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