Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Subject Headings (LCSH)

From Library of Congress Subject Headings


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Nano science
    • Nanoscale science
    • Nanosciences
  • Broader Terms

  • Narrower Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Sackler Colloquium on Nanoscience : Underlying Physical Concepts and Phenomena (2001 : National Academy of Sciences). Nanoscience, 2002.
    • found: LC database, Aug. 1, 2002(nanoscience; nanoscience and nanotechnology; nanostructure science and technology; nanoscale science)
    • found: OCLC WorldCat, Aug. 1, 2002(nanoscience; nanosciences)
    • found: Britannica online, Aug. 1, 2002(nanoscience, a field of chemical physics in which substances are manipulated at the atomic level)
    • found: home page, Aug. 1, 2002(Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to bring about mature nanotechnology. Focusing on the nanoscale intersection of fields such as physics, biology, engineering, chemistry, computer science and more, nanoscience is rapidly expanding.)
    • found: Encyclopedia nanotech, via WWW, Aug. 1, 2002(Nanoscience: The scientific discipline seeking to increase our knowledge and understanding of nanoscale phenomena, i.e. science on the scale of 0.1 nm to 100 nm.)
    • found: Colvin, V. Introduction to nanoscience, via WWW, Aug. 1, 2002(Nanoscience is a growing field of research in chemistry, physics and biology with sweeping implications for new technologies; one definition of nanoscience is that it concerns itself with the study of objects which are anywhere from hundreds to tens of nanometers in size; nanoscience is an emerging area of science which concerns itself with the study of materials that have very, very small dimensions. It can't really be called chemistry, physics, or biology; all sorts of scientists are studying very small things in order to better understand our world.)
    • found: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Nanowissenschaften und Nanotechnik home page, Aug. 1, 2002("Nanoscience involves Physics, Material Science, Chemistry, and Biochemistry and progress is often derived from technology, i.e. the methods allowing to shape and image objects on the nanometer scale. In view of this, it is natural that scientists which are trained in different fields will adopt different definitions. Nanoscience may be defined as the research concerned with physical objects for which the nanometer length-scale is crucial. In chemistry, it may be a synthesized supramolecular molecule, in biology a protein, or the pore of a cell membrane. In solid-state physics, it is a piece reduced in size in one or more dimensions to -- depending on the taste -- below 1 micron or below 100 nm. This definition is extremely wide, as it includes everything listed below: surface science (lattice reconstructions, adhesion, growth), thin films (also monolayers), interfaces (multilayers, wetting properties), internal interfaces (grain and domain boundaries, phase segregation, dislocations ...), devices (state-of-the art transistors), virtually all microscopy starting from scanning-optical confocal microscopy, over electron microscopy to all kind of scanning-probe microscopes. During recent years, a narrower definition of nanoscience has been established. Accordingly, nanoscience is concerned with the controlled investigation of single entities of nanoobjects, e.g. molecules. Because manipulation is one of the key for the investigation, nanotechnology is an extremely important part of all nanoscience. Furthermore, nanoscience is challenged by the fact that single entities yield tiny measurable signals. Therefore, measuring for example the mass of molecules, electric current with single electron accuracy, or measuring magnetic moment with single-spin resolution are important goals for the future progress of nanoscience.")
    • found: Univ. of Notre Dame Center for Nano Science and Technology home page, Aug. 1, 2002(nano science; nanoscience)
  • Change Notes

    • 2002-08-01: new
    • 2002-09-26: revised
  • Alternate Formats

Suggest terminology

The LC Linked Data Service welcomes any suggestions you might have about terminology used for a given heading or concept.

Would you like to suggest a change to this heading?

Please provide your name, email, and your suggestion so that we can begin assessing any terminology changes.

Fields denoted with an asterisk (*) are required.