PHANTOMS Network: Nanotechnology Research Mapping – An Integrating Effect
Antonio Correia and Pastora Martinez
The PHANTOMS Network (funded under the Fifth Framework Programme) consists of an interdisciplinary worldwide platform in the Nanotechnology for Information Processing and Storage field, where its more than 200 members from 32 countries worldwide are interconnected thanks to a WEB based support, scientific exchanges (conferences, workshops and visits) and a large series of resources. Moreover, several novel activities and collaborations are set up in order to promote European research as well as to strengthen contacts between the academy and the industry. In this article we describe the Network, its fundamental goals and we present the main initiatives currently carried out by PHANTOMS.