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The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 472–484 | Cite as

Structure of the nanoscience and nanotechnology applications literature

  • Ronald N. Kostoff
  • Raymond G. Koytcheff
  • Clifford G. Y. Lau
Article

Abstract

The Applications literature associated with nanoscience and nanotechnology research was examined. About 65,000 nanotechnology records for 2005 were retrieved from the Science Citation Index/Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) (SCI (2006). Certain data included herein are derived from the Science Citation Index/Social Science Citation Index prepared by the Thomson Scientific®, Inc. (Thomson®), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) Through visual inspection of the Abstract phrases, all the diverse non-medical Applications were identified, and the relationships among the Applications, both direct and indirect, were obtained. The medical applications were identified through a fuzzy clustering process. Metrics associated with research literatures for specific Applications/Applications groups were generated.

Keywords

Nanotechnology Nanoscience Text mining Electronics Applications Health 

JEL Classification

O31 O32 O33 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald N. Kostoff
    • 1
  • Raymond G. Koytcheff
    • 1
  • Clifford G. Y. Lau
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Naval ResearchArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Defense AnalysesAlexandriaUSA

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