Nanomaterials research: A big step for Ecuador

Journal name:
Nature Materials
Volume:
9,
Pages:
704–705
Year published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/nmat2843

As the First International Nanotechnology Congress hosted in Quito clearly corroborated, Ecuador is betting on nanotechnology as one of its proposed key investment areas. It is now up to decision-makers to make it happen.

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  1. Mauricio Terrones is in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Chemical Engineering, Carlos III University of Madrid, Avenida Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain, and at the Exotic Nanocarbon Research Center, Shinshu University, Wakasato 4-17-1, Nagano 380-8553, Japan.
    mtterrones@gmail.com

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