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Web of International Collaboration Boosts Worldwide Nanotechnology Research
December 11, 2010
Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers coauthored by researchers across borders.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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