Open Source Nanotechnology

Open Source Nanotechnology

Open Source Nano is an invitation to participate in the innovations of nanotechnology right from the start. It is an experiment in making high-tech laboratory research something that can be improved and innovated outside the laboratory, by making it “vernacular”–putting it in the language that people speak, and the tools and materials they have at hand.

At this stage, it consists of only one project: instructions for creating magnetite nanocrystals; but we hope this project will inspire others in the future. What can you do with magnetite nanocrystals? Well, that’s where you come in. Read More…

New! This project has finally been published:

Cafer T. Yavuz et.al. 2010. “Pollution magnet: nano-magnetite for arsenic removal from drinking waterEnvironmental Geochemistry and Health, 32(4): 327-334.

See also:

M. Lounsbury et al., “Towards Open Source Nano: Arsenic Removal and Alternative Models of Technology Transfer,” JAI Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth 19 (2009): 51-78. DOI:10.1108/S1048-4736(2009)0000019003

And read our poster from the GRC Science Policy conference


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