Introduction and Overview [chapter]

2010 Principles of Broadband Switching and Networking  
BACKGROUND The field of nanostructure science and technology is a broad and interdisciplinary area of worldwide research and development activity that has been growing explosively in the past few years. While an understanding of the range and nature of functionalities that can be accessed through nanostructuring is just beginning to unfold, its tremendous potential for revolutionizing the ways in which materials and products are created is already clear. It is already having a significant
more » ... a significant commercial impact, and it will very certainly have a much greater impact in the future.
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