Nano-luminescent material: research hotspots, core patents, and major patentee mining based on social network analysis

Abstract

The surge in patents has dramatically increased the difficulty of obtaining real technical features through patent analysis. In this article, from the macro-, meso-, and microperspectives of the knowledge structure in the field of nano-luminescent materials, patent information is captured by making full use of social networks. In the first place, vital patents in the field of nano-luminescent materials are selected; and then the main patentees and the application of the nano-luminescent material patents are found, thereby helping researchers explore direction of prospective research, and assisting governments to formulate R&D strategy in the field of nano-luminescent materials. At the same time, from the perspective of patents, this research not only enriches the methods of technical analysis but has reference value for patent analysis of other technologies.

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Zhao, T., Zhu, X. & Sun, M. Nano-luminescent material: research hotspots, core patents, and major patentee mining based on social network analysis. J Nanopart Res 22, 231 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-020-04947-y

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Keywords

  • Nano-luminescent materials
  • Patent layout
  • Patent strategy
  • Social network analysis