Nanotechnologies, Hazards and Resource Efficiency

A Three-Tiered Approach to Assessing the Implications of Nanotechnology and Influencing its Development

Authors: Steinfeldt, M., von Gleich, A., Petschow, U., Haum, R.

  • The authors provide examples to illustrate their approach, along with dozens of illustrations
  • Shows what needs to be done from the point of view of scientists, engineers and science policy makers to guide future development
  • One additional case study deals with possible risks and negative effects of nanotechnology
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Nanotechnology is frequently described as an enabling technology and 1 fundamental innovation, i.e. it is expected to lead to numerous innovative developments in the most diverse fields of technology and areas of app- cation in society and the marketplace. The technology, it is believed, has the potential for far-reaching changes that will eventually affect all areas of life. Such changes will doubtlessly have strong repercussions for society and the environment and bring with them not only the desired and intended effects such as innovations in the form of improvements to products, pr- esses and materials; economic growth; new jobs for skilled workers; relief for the environment; and further steps toward sustainable business, but also unexpected and undesirable side effects and consequences. With respect to the time spans in which nanotechnology’s full potential 2 will presumably unfold, M. C. Roco (2002:5) identified the following stages or generations for industrial prototypes and their commercial expl- tation: Past and present: The “coincidental” use of nanotechnology. Carbon black, for example, has been in use for centuries; more specific, isolated applications (catalysts, composites, etc.) have been in use since the early nineties. First generation: Passive nanostructures (ca. 2001). Application p- ticularly in the areas of coatings, nanoparticles, bulk materials (nan- tructured metals, polymers, and ceramics). Second generation: Active nanostructures (ca. 2005). Fields of appli- tion: particularly in transistors, reinforcing agents, adaptive structures, etc.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanotechnologies, Hazards and Resource Efficiency
Book Subtitle
A Three-Tiered Approach to Assessing the Implications of Nanotechnology and Influencing its Development
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73815-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73815-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-73882-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09312-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 271
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