Since leaving the world of academia I am a fan of anything open access (OA) and paywalls have become really annoying. I like to follow the world of open access (OA) and recently found a great blog article on the Green Tea and Velociraptors blog called 'Welcome to Open Access’. The blog is about an awesome resource created to familiarise people with the lingo of open access- the resource is called the Open Glossary and you can find it here.
It got me thinking about a similar resource for Nano. I would love to put one together some day. In the meantime here are some good links for those starting out in the world of Nano:
1: Glossary from the National Nanotechnology Imitative (NNI). The NNI is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies: http://www.nano.gov/about-nni/glossary
2: Glossary from Nanotechnology Now (NN). NN is an online resource covering future sciences: http://www.nanotech-now.com/nanotechnology-glossary-N.htm
4: The BAM (German Institute for Materials Research and Testing has put together a glossary of nanotechnology definitions and terminology taken from recently published ISO documents: http://www.nano.bam.de/en/glossar/index.htm#P