Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap


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Productive Nanosystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap

Governments, industry and venture capitalists have invested billions in nanotechnology and the promise of atomically-precise manufacturing. The potential of nanotechnology is enormous and impacts a wide range of applications, including super-efficient energy collection and storage, medical devices to detect and treat diseases at their earliest stages, next-generation computation, advanced sensors, high-performance aerospace materials and intelligent materials and devices for a variety of applications.

Over the last two years, under Battelle's leadership, and hosted by four U.S. National Laboratories, researchers from academia, government, and industry have met to chart paths toward advanced, atomically-precise manufacturing, with the results documented in the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems. The roadmap reveals crucial challenges and unexpected opportunities in nanotechnology. The key findings of the roadmap will be unveiled at the Productive NanoSystems: Launching the Technology Roadmap conference, organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Battelle and Foresight Nanotechnology Institute, October 9–10, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.

Research and development engineers and scientists interested in the long-term aspects of nanotechnology are encouraged to attend. SEMI members are eligible to receive the member rate—a $200 savings! When registering, enter priority code 07CF276 and member number 250250 to receive the member rate. For more information or to register, visit http://www.sme.org/nanosystems.