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From Surface Science to Nanotechnology
Catalysis Today (2006)
  • M.A. Van Hove, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Abstract
This overview sketches the historical development of surface science through nanoscience toward nanotechnology. It spans about 50 years of evolution and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of this field, as well as its closely-knit interactions with technology, scientific disciplines, phenomena and techniques. A series of examples is given, drawn mainly from work performed in Berkeley, to highlight various stages in the field: surfaces, interfaces, clusters, thin films, superlattices, nanostructures and “bionano”.
Keywords
  • Surface science ; Nanoscicnce ; Nanotechnology ; Nanostructures ; Nanobiology
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Publication Date
2006
DOI
10.1016/j.cattod.2005.11.059
Citation Information
M.A. Van Hove. "From Surface Science to Nanotechnology" Catalysis Today Vol. 113 Iss. 3-4 (2006) p. 133 - 140 ISSN: 09205861
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mavanhove/78/