Current Nanoscience


Structure of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Instrumentation Literature

Author(s): Ronald N. Kostoff, Raymond G. Koytcheff, Clifford G. Y. Lau.


The instrumentation literature associated with nanoscience and nanotechnology research was examined. About 65000 nanotechnology records for 2005 were retrieved from the Science Citation Index/ Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) [1], and ∼27000 of those were identified as instrumentation-related. All the diverse instruments were identified, and the relationships among the instruments, and among the instruments and the quantities they measure, were obtained. Metrics associated with research literatures for specific instruments/ instrument groups were generated.

Keywords: Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Information Technology, Text Mining, XRD, TEM, SEM, STM, AFM

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Article Details

Year: 2007
Page: [135 - 154]
Pages: 20
DOI: 10.2174/157341307780619215
Price: $58