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Micromachines 2017, 8(1), 20;

Scalable Nanomanufacturing—A Review

Nanomanufacturing Program, Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230, USA
Academic Editors: Chang-Hwan Choi, Ishan Wathuthanthri and Ke Du
Received: 9 December 2016 / Revised: 4 January 2017 / Accepted: 6 January 2017 / Published: 11 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Scalable Micro/Nano Patterning)
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This article describes the field of scalable nanomanufacturing, its importance and need, its research activities and achievements. The National Science Foundation is taking a leading role in fostering basic research in scalable nanomanufacturing (SNM). From this effort several novel nanomanufacturing approaches have been proposed, studied and demonstrated, including scalable nanopatterning. This paper will discuss SNM research areas in materials, processes and applications, scale-up methods with project examples, and manufacturing challenges that need to be addressed to move nanotechnology discoveries closer to the marketplace. View Full-Text
Keywords: scalable nanomanufacturing; scalable nanopatterning; nanoprinting; nanoimprinting; self-assembly; directed assembly scalable nanomanufacturing; scalable nanopatterning; nanoprinting; nanoimprinting; self-assembly; directed assembly
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