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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Latin America

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Latin America
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Author(s): Adolfo Nemirovsky (LatIPnet Inc., USA), Fernando Audebert (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr. (USP, Brazil), Carlos J. L. Constantino (UNESP, Brazil), Lorena Barrientos (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile), Guillermo González (Universidad de Chile, Chile) and Elder de la Rosa (Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, México)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 41
Source title: Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-006-7.ch021

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Abstract

Latin America (LA) can count some strong research centers with a tradition of research excellence in certain disciplines such as medicine and biology, nuclear technology, metallurgy and materials, among others. Latin American countries have generated networks of researchers across disciplines, centers, etc. within a country, and linking two or more countries in the region (e.g., Argentina-Brazil Bi-National Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, CABN). Additionally, collaborations have extended beyond LA, mainly to the EU and the USA. In general, these programs have been quite successful in the generation of interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology (N & N) research. The relation between academia and industry has been improving in the last few years, but it is still weak. In particular, funding incentives for N&N efforts have encouraged joint efforts and contributed to new dimensions in collaborations. This chapter reviews the state of nanoscience and nanotechnology in Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

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