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Institutes

Foresight Insitute

The Foresight Institute is one of the primary sources for information on nanotechnology (it was formed to prepare for nanotechnology). The Foresight Update contains articles and materials about new developments in the fields involved in nanotechnology. Its address is:

    The Foresight Institute, Department U                 
    P.O. Box 61058                       
    Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA   
           
    Phone: 415-324-2490
    WWW:   http://www.foresight.org
    Email: inform@foresight.org

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Institute for Molecular Manufacturing

The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing is a nonprofit foundation founded to carry out research aimed at molecular manufacturing [2].

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University Research Groups

Rice University Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Rice University has a Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. The center is devoted to nurturing science and technology at the nanometer scale.

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University of Washington Center for Nanotechnology

The Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington. They still seem to be working on the web page, you’ll need to contact them for more information on their research areas.

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University of Michigan Center for Biologic Nanotechnology

The Center for Biologic Nanotechnology at the University of Michigan. Research focused on applying nanoscale materials to biologic systems.

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Northwestern University Center for Transportation Nanotechnology

Center for Transportation Nanotechnology at Northwestern University. Research focused on applying nanotechnology to develop improved technology for transportation.

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Northwestern University Nanofabrication and Molecular Self Assembly Lab

Nanofabrication and Molecular Self Assembly lab at Northwestern University. Research focused on
nanofabrication.

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University of Wisconsin Center for Nanotechnology

Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Wisconsin. Research focused on advanced lithography.

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University of Cincinatti Nanoelectronics Laboratory

The University of Cincinatti Nanoelectronics Laboratory. Research is focused on nanoelectronics.

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Princeton University Nanostructures Laboratory

The NanoStructures Laboratory at Princeton University. Research is focused on nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, nano-optoelectronics, nanomagnetics, and applications of nanostructures.

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University of Texas Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology

The Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Texas. Research focused on bioelectronic materials, molecular nanoscale electronic materials, quantum dot and quantum wire nanoscale material.

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University of Notre Dame Center for Nanoscience and Technology

The Center for Nanoscience and Technology at the University of Notre Dame. Research focused on nanofabrication, optoelectronics, nanooptics, and high speed circuits.

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New York University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at New York University. Research focused on carbon nanotechnology, DNA nanotechnology, and nanostructures.

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Cornell University Nanobiotechnology Center

Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell University. Research focused on nanobiotechnology.

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Miscellaneous Groups

Molecular Manufacturing Shortcut Group

The Molecular Manufacturing Shortcut Group (MMSG) is a chapter of the National Space Society (NSS). MMSG's motto: promote the development of nanotechnology as a means to facilitate the settlement of space. The MMSG has a position paper for the National Space Society on Space and Molecular Nanotechnology also.

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Nanomedicine Research and Commercial Organizations

This is a listing of Nanomedicine Research and Commercial Organizations available from the Nanomedicine web page at Foresight.

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NASA-JSC Area Nanotechnology Study Group

The NASA-JSC Area Nanotechnology Study Group is located in Houston and has several significant members such as Richard Smalley at Rice, Dr Ken Cox from NASA, and Al Globus from NASA Ames. There is also a European mirror site.

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Los Angeles Nanotechnology Study Group

The Los Angeles Nanotechnology Study Group has a web page. It doesn't look like it's updated too often, but if you're in LA it may be useful.

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Nanocomputer Dream Team

The Nanocomputer Dream Team wants to directly influence the design and development of a nanometer scale computer. I'm not sure how they're doing on it, but if you want you can check their site out.

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Companies

Zyvex

Zyvex is a well funded startup working on developing nanotechnology. Its goal is to develop and use atomically precise manufacturing to radically change the manufacturing capabilities of the world. The company seems to be on a good track for researching and developing fundamental precursors to nanotechnology. It's located in Richardson, Texas and has open positions--if you're interested in a career in nanotechnology you can check to see what they're looking for.

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Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) nanotechnology page is a good source of information. Its introduction to nanotechnology is quite helpful. Ralph Merkle is the principle force behind nanotechnology research at the PARC.

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Hewlett Packard Labs

Hewlett Packard Labs is conducting research into nanoelectronics.

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Molecular Manufacturing Enterprises Inc.

Molecular Manufacturing Enterprises Inc. (MMEI) is a seed capital firm for nanotechnology developments. It was founded to help accelerate advancements in molecular nanotechnology. If you have a feasible proposal for a molecular nanotechnology development, MMEI would be a good corporation to contact.

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Nanopowders Industries

Nanopowders Industries manufactures manufactures nanosized metal powders such as Silver Powder and several real silver alloy powders (Silver/Copper, Silver/Palladium, Silver/Aluminium). If you're interested in nanoparticles this is a company to visit--it's not molecular nanotechnology as defined by Drexler, but it does mention how materials at this size scale can have novel properties.

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Digital Instruments

Digital Instruments is the world's leading manufacturer of scanning probe microscopes (SPMs). If you're interested in using a SPM or seeing what one can do, this is a good site to check out.

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ThermoMicroscopes

ThermoMicroscopes was formed from the combination of Park Scientific Instruments and TopoMetrix Corporation. The company designs and manufactures scanning probe microscopes for research applications.

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Nanomechanics LLC

Nanomechanics LLC studies the material properties of small volumes of matter using scanning probe microscopes.

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Molecular Imaging Corporation

Molecular Imaging Corporation supplies scanning probe microscopes for special imaging conditions.

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Materials Modification Inc.

Materials Modification Inc. sells machines to make and shape nanopowders.

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Hysitron Incorporated

Hysitron, Inc. produces, services, and designs nanomechanical test equipment. The company manufactures nanomechanical testing instruments for measuring hardness, elastic modulus, friction, wear resistance, fatigue, nanoscratches and indentation. Hysitron's products can be used for controlled nanoindentation and nanoscratch testing.

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Mikro Masch Incorporated

Mikro Masch produces SPM tips for many different uses, including hard and soft contact, nanolithography, and several other purposes. Their SPM tips web site has tip specifications, information on applications, and a gallery of scans.

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NanoLab

NanoLab sells nanotubes and is developing nanotube based devices. They grow aligned carbon nanotubes on various substrates and manufacture bulk nanomaterials, with control over diameter and length. Current products fabricated from aligned carbon nanotubes on substrates include: field emission arrays, supercapacitors, STM tips, infrared detectors, and others are in development.

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Carbon Nanotechnologies Incorporated

Carbon Nanotechnologies Incorporated manufactures single-wall nanotubes for carbon nanotechnologies. The company was founded by Richard Smalley and several Rice professors and has licensed Rice University's HiPCO process to create single wall carbon nanotubes.

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Technanogy

Technanogy develops metal nanopowders and is the world-leader in nano-aluminum. The company's product development is focused on metal nanopowders and nanofuel development using aluminum.

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Nanogram

Nanogram is developing methods for synthesizing nanomaterials and developing their applications. Their technology is focused on optical components and other components that can be produced using their laser based material synthesis process.

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