Expansion of micro-technology applications and rapid advances in nano-science have generated considerable interest by the Air Force in how these developments will affect the nature of warfare and how it could exploit these trends. The report notes four principal themes emerging from the current technological trends: increased information capability, miniaturization, new materials, and increased functionality. Recommendations about Air Force roles in micro- and nanotechnology research are presented including those areas in which the Air Force should take the lead. The report also provides a number of technical and policy findings and recommendations that are critical for effective development of the Air Force’s micro- and nano-science and technology program
National Research Council. 2002. Implications of Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10582.
|2. Expectations for Future Micro- and Nanotechnologies||30-39|
|3. Major Areas of Opportunity||40-142|
|4. Enabling Manufacturing Technologies||143-181|
|5. Air Force Micro- and Nanotechnology Programs and Opportunities||182-199|
|6. Opportunities in Mirco- and Nanotechnologies||200-215|
|7. Findings and Recommendations||216-226|
|Appendix A: Manufacturing, Design, and Reliability||227-231|
|Appendix B: Committee Biographies||232-238|
|Appendix C: Meetings and Activities||239-244|
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