Accession Number : ADA435986


Title :   The Seminal Literature of Nanotechnology Research


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Kostoff, Ronald N ; Murday, James S ; Lau, Clifford G ; Tolles, William M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a435986.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : A chronically weak area in research papers, reports, and reviews is the complete identification of seminal background documents that formed the building blocks for these papers. A method for systematically determining these seminal references is presented. Citation-Assisted Background (CAB) is based on the assumption that seminal documents tend to be highly cited. Application of CAB to the field of nanotechnology research is presented. While CAB is a highly systematic approach for identifying seminal references, it serves as a supplement and is not a substitute for the judgment of the authors.


Descriptors :   *LITERATURE SURVEYS , *NANOTECHNOLOGY , DOCUMENTS , BACKGROUND , QUANTUM DOTS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE