Medical Applications of Nanotechnology in the Research Literature
Ronald N. Kostoff (Office of Naval Research, USA), Raymond G. Koytcheff (Office of Naval Research, USA) and Clifford G.Y. Lau (Institute for Defense Analyses, USA)
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The medical applications literature associated with nanoscience and nanotechnology research was examined. About 65,000 nanotechnology records for 2005 were retrieved from the Science Citation Index/ Social Science Citation Index (SCI/SSCI) using a comprehensive 300+ term query. The medical applications were identified through a fuzzy clustering process. Metrics associated with research literatures for specific medical applications/ applications groups were generated.