Nanotechnology

Assessment and Perspectives

  • H. Brune
  • H. Ernst
  • A. Grunwald
  • W. Grünwald
  • H. Hofmann
  • H. Krug
  • P. Janich
  • M. Mayor
  • W. Rathgeber
  • G. Schmid
  • U. Simon
  • V. Vogel
  • D. Wyrwa

Part of the Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 27)

About this book

Introduction

"Nanotechnology. Assessment and Perspectives" tackles the subject of Nanotechnology in a new and unique way. Accounting for the fact that the differences between classical academic disciplines disappear at the nanoscale, a truly interdisciplinary approach is chosen. Authors from areas like chemistry, physics, biology and toxicology as well as from economics, philosophy and the industrial sector treat the matter in a unified manner, not only giving isolated statements within their own realm, but also linking them to the other experts’ contributions.

A new definition of Nanotechnology by the authors is used as an anchor for the various sections of the book. This leads to an integrated text reflecting the multidimensional challenges occurring around Nanotechnology. The most important results of the study are transferred into acting recommendations concerning scientific progress, industrial relevance, economic potential, educational needs, potential adverse health effects and philosophical aspects of Nanotechnology.

The book is addressing decision makers in relevant sectors of society like politics, research and industry. It will also be of high value to media representatives, academic staff and students willing to look beyond the borders of their very subjects as well as to the interested public.

Keywords

Knowledge Transfer Nanoscience Risk Assessment and Risk Management Technological Development Technology Assessment development nanotechnology

Authors and affiliations

  • H. Brune
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Ernst
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Grunwald
    • 1
    • 4
  • W. Grünwald
    • 1
    • 5
  • H. Hofmann
    • 1
    • 6
  • H. Krug
    • 1
    • 7
  • P. Janich
    • 1
    • 8
  • M. Mayor
    • 1
    • 9
    • 10
  • W. Rathgeber
    • 1
    • 11
  • G. Schmid
    • 1
    • 12
  • U. Simon
    • 1
    • 13
  • V. Vogel
    • 1
    • 14
  • D. Wyrwa
    • 1
    • 15
  1. 1.Institut für Anorganische ChemieUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Institute of the Physics of Nanostructures (IPN)LausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.WHU — Otto Beisheim Graduate School of ManagementVallendarGermany
  4. 4.Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems AnalysisResearch Center KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  5. 5.GerlingenGermany
  6. 6.Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral LausanneInstitut des Matériaux, MX-DLausanneSwitzerland
  7. 7.Institut für Toxikologie und GenetikForschungszentrum KarslruheEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany
  8. 8.Lehrstuhl 1 für PhilosophiePhillips-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  9. 9.Department of ChemistryUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  10. 10.Institute for NanotechnologyForschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHKarlsruheGermany
  11. 11.European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)WienAustria
  12. 12.Universität GH EssenEssenGermany
  13. 13.Institut für Anorganische Chemie der RWTH AachenAachenGermany
  14. 14.Laboratory for Biologically Oriented Materials, Department of MaterialsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  15. 15.Institute for Inorganic ChemistryUniversity of EssenEssenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-32820-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-32819-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32820-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4803
  • About this book