Battelle Memorial Institute


Industry Organization

Electric Power
Research Institute

NanoBusiness Alliance

Nano Science
and Technology Institute

Semiconductor Equipment
and Materials International

Society of
Manufacturing Engineers

“The international society
for optics and photonics”


Roadmap Table of Contents

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:

“Technical Feasibility of Site-Specific Chemistry
for Large-Scale Manufacturing”

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.