Content and technical structure of the Nano S&T Dynamics Infrastructure

Research Area: Emerging technologies Year: 2015
Type of Publication: Research Report
  • Lionel Villard
  • Michel Revollo
  • Philippe Laredo
Institution: RISIS
The report presents the database dealing with nano science and technology dynamics (Nano DB) that will be opened as part of the RISIS infrastructure. The Nano DB is an original database combining data on publications and patents. The data is retrieved from scientific publications and from patents through an original dynamic query developed by IFRIS. It gathers 1 182 344 publications and 735 834 priority patents between 1991 and 2010. Three enrichments have been produced dealing with affiliations (type of organisation and harmonisation of institutions names; geolocalisation of all addresses of authors and inventors; geographical aggregation (clusters). In order to provide comprehensive information on the content and technical structure of the Nano DB this report follows the common structure adopted for RISIS reports: basic characteristics, information on substantive content, legal issues, technical structure, and further developments preparing the opening of the Nano DB.