This site was created and is maintained by Kurt Kolasinski in the Department of Chemistry at West Chester University. It contains links to a variety of sites with information related to surface science, catalysis, nanoscience, chemistry and physics.

Web-Based Resources in Surface Science, Catalysis and Nanoscience

American Elements
American Elements fundamental expertise in the properties, applications, and cost-effective manufacturing of advanced and engineered materials, including ultra high purity refining (99.9999%) and nanotechnology (Mono Atomic Elements) scales allows them to meet the informational and materials needs of national laboratories, universities, institutes and our customers in a wide variety of industry groups, including energy, electronics, aerospace, automotive, optics, and pharma/cosmetics. They offer technical information and manufactured products for over 3,000 elemental metal, metallic compound, ceramic and crystalline catalog items and numerous customer proprietary formulations from their facilities in the United States and China and offices in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Brazil. Their operations are fully staffed and equipped to bulk manufacture the advanced elements in virtually every purity and physical morphology that nature and current technology commercially allow, including the entire rare earth series, ultra high purity forms of most metals, complex single phase doped structures using either co-precipitation or calcination/re-crystallization processes, macro, meso and nanoscale powders with highly specific particle distributions, shapes and surface areas and custom grown single and polycrystalline crystal of the III-V and II-VI compounds with special orientations, purities and dopants. Take a look at their Nanotechnology Information Center.

Association for Emission Control by Catalysis
   AECC are the international association of European companies making technologies for automobile exhaust emissions control.
The members of AECC are companies operating worldwide in the development, testing and manufacture of autocatalysts , ceramic and metallic substrates and speciality materials incorporated into the catalytic converter. This includes catalyst, adsorber and filter-based systems for the control of gaseous and particulate emissions from diesel and other lean burn engines.

Catalyst-equipped cars were first introduced in the USA in 1974 but only appeared on European roads in 1985 and were legislated for in 1993. Now more than 275 million of the world's 500 million cars and over 85% of all new cars produced worldwide are equipped with autocatalysts. Catalytic converters are also increasingly fitted on heavy-duty vehicles, motorcycles and off-road engines and vehicles

AVS Buyers Guide
    Resource for vacuum equipment, services and reference.

Catalysis at BASF
    Milestones In Catalyst Development of BASF

Catalysis: Some Web Resources from Science Magazine
   The Review, Viewpoint, and News articles in the 14 March 2003 special issue of Science survey the vast field of catalysis -- from the promise of catalytic gold nanodots, to catalytic production of hydrogen for fuel cells, to new bio-inspired catalysts that are finding their way into industrial applications. To provide some additional context, they've assembled here some links to interesting Web resources on catalysis.

Chemical & Engineering News NanoFocus
    Nanotechnology news for the chemical world.

    Industrial engine emissions control catalysts

Foresight Institute - Nanotechnology
    Nanotechnology: the Coming Revolution in Molecular Manufacturing
Molecular nanotechnology: Thorough, inexpensive control of the structure of matter based on molecule-by-molecule control of products and byproducts of molecular manufacturing.

................................................K.Eric Drexler, Chris Peterson, Gayle Pergamit

Haldor Topsøe
    Catalysis Home Page

Internet Resources by Academic Discipline
    A collection from the University of California, Berkeley

International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON)
    ICON’s mission is to assess, communicate, and reduce nanotechnology environmental and health risks while maximizing its societal benefit.  We do this through:
    •     Science and engineering research into the environmental and health impacts of engineered nanostructures
    •     Social science research into public acceptance of new technology, and the role that regulation and government policies can and should play
    •     Collaborative policy activities that develop international standards for engineered nanostructure terminology, safety guidelines, and best laboratory practices
    •     Public communication and outreach that tracks all relevant technical data on nanotechnology’s risks and presents this information in a format accessible to non-specialists

Johnson Matthey
   Catalysts Home Page

JISC Resource Guide for Physical Sciences
    A range of resources has been set up specifically to meet the needs of those working and studying in the physical sciences. Physical sciences encompass astronomy , chemistry, physics , earth sciences and material science .

Librarians Index to the Internet - Science

Nanoelectronics & Nanocomputing Home Page
    Nanoelectronics is the electronics technology for a future generation of much, much smaller and more densely integrated computers. The Nanoelectronics Home Page provides the Internet Gateway to nanoelectronics research and development information and resources from around the world.

   Nanoreisen entführt dich in den Mikro- und Nanokosmos.

NAS Nanotechnology Gallery
    Images and Videos NASA Ames Developed Components

Particle-Surface Resources on the Internet

Particle-Solid Interactions Web Server
    This server contains information useful for researchers in the field of interactions of ions, electrons, and energetic photons with solids. Maintained by Raúl Baragiola, University of Virginia, USA.

PEERS - Physics Encyclopedia of E-Mail Records

    PEERS is a FREE service from Institute of Physics Publishing. It provides a moderated global e-mail directory of people working in science; a place where you can search for peers, colleagues or any useful contacts in your chosen scientific field.


Surface Science Analysis Forum

Surface Science on the Web from Omicron

A Complete Beginner's Guide to Vacuum History, Terminology, & Technology

Virginia Nanotechnology Initiative
     The Virginia Nanotechnology Initiative (VNI) is an alliance of interests from academia, industry and the public sector serving the nanotechnology community across the Commonwealth. VNI facilitates collaboration to advance Virginia's nanotechnology research, creates conditions to accelerate technology transfer to industry, furthers educational and workforce training programs in nanotechnology, and seeks to position Virginia at the forefront of nanotechnology innovation.

Web-Based Resources from John A Venables

WWW Chemistry Guide
     A collection of links for chemists and researchers involved in organic, biochemical, computational, medicinal and/or other chemistry research. We are annotating only really high quality sites, and aren't aiming at a large directory.

There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom
    Landmark lecture by Richard Feynman

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