1 Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group, Physics Department, Imperial College, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BW, UK
2 European Academy Sciences Arts Letters, EASAL, 60 rue Monsieur-le-Prince, 75006 Paris, France
Received: 3 January 2017
Published online: 25 April 2017
The question is asked: what are new size-dependent effects characteristic of the nanoscale range which justify considering ‘dynamics on the nanoscale’ as a scientific area in its own right rather than merely an extension of existing knowledge to a different parameter range. A preliminary list of such effects is drawn up. It is shown to include many challenging unsolved problems as well as a number of fundamental investigations which are more or less advanced in development at the present time.
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