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June 3rd, 2010

Nanotechnology needs big facilities

Abstract:
After a decade of rapid advance nanotechnology is now poised to play a central role in fields as diverse as climate change and health care. But there is a danger that a shortage or underuse of facilities for probing nanoscale materials and structures will present a roadblock.

Better coordination of these big facilities at national and European level and the creation of networks to provide open access, are essential for the nanotech revolution to stay on track, according to speakers at the first International Congress on Nanotechnology and Research Infrastructures in Barcelona last week.

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