USA Policy Document

National Nanotechnology Initiative, The Initiative and Its Implementation Plan 2001 - 2002
R & D focus Long-term fundamental nanoscience and engineering research
R & D focus Synthesis and processing "by design" of engineered, nanometer-size, material building blocks and system components, fully exploiting molecular self-organization concepts.
R & D focus Research in nanodevice concepts and system architecture
R & D focus Application of nanostructured materials and systems to manufacturing, power systems, energy, environment, national security and health care.
R & D focus Education and training of a new generation of skilled workers in the multidisciplinary perspectives necessary for rapid progress in nanotechnology.