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Toward a New Dimension: Exploring the Nanoscale

Anne Marcovich and Terry Shinn


Over the past thirty years, the number of investigations of objects at the nanoscale has rocketed. Nanoscale scientific research, while powerfully affecting the amount and orientation of knowledge, has perhaps even more significantly redirected the ways in which much research work is carried out, changed scientists’ methodology and reasoning processes, and finally impacted aspects of the structure of career trajectory and even the functioning of scientific disciplines. This book identifies key historical moments and episodes in the birth and evolution of nanoscience, discusses the novel repert ... More

Keywords: nanoscale scientific research, instrumentation/materials, single molecules, combinatorials, epistemology, form, images, local, descriptivism, determinism, the new disciplinarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714613
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Marcovich, author
Research Fellow, GEMASS, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme

Terry Shinn, author
Directeur de Recherche Emerite, CNRS