Roadmap documents (pdf):
About productive nanosystems:
Atomically precise technologies hold the potential to meet many of the greatest global challenges, bringing revolutions in science, medicine, energy, and industry. Robust physical scaling laws indicate that atomically precise manufacturing based on advanced productive nanosystems has the potential to provide high productivity per unit mass, enabling wide application of materials and devices of unprecedented performance.
The 2007 technology roadmap for productive nanosystems points the way for strategic research initiatives to deliver on this promise
The roadmap project:
Working group meetings for the roadmap project were hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in cooperation with Battelle Memorial Institute. The project was supported through grants to the Foresight Nanotech Institute by the Waitt Family Foundation (the founding sponsor) and Sun Microsystems, with direct support from Nanorex, Zyvex Labs, and Synchrona.
The NRC call for strategic research directions
in productive nanosystems:
As part of the 2006 Triennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the National Research Council (the operating arm of the US National Academy of Sciences) evaluated and reported on prospects for advanced productive nanosystems:
The NRC report calls for defining strategic research directions to advance this field. The 2007 productive nanosystems technology roadmap provides a response to this call.