This map of chemistry is based on research-front data for the six-year period
ending in February 2009. The map shows the major fields of chemistry linked
together in a network based on the same principles as our research-front maps
showing highly cited papers. In the case of a field
map, we first identify all research fronts in
Essential Science IndicatorsSM
Reuters which were assigned to the Chemistry category based on journal.
Then the linkage between fronts is computed based on how often they are
co-cited—that is, the frequency that current papers cite the two fronts jointly.
A clustering process then groups fronts into larger aggregates. Thus, each
circle in the map represents a group, or cluster, of research fronts on a broad
topic in chemistry. Hot fields containing concentrations of
recent highly cited papers are shown in yellow.
Annotations have been added to this map which represent the
main research themes. These appear as labels attached to specific regions on the
Additional information about Research Fronts.
Label: 25 HIGH PERFORMANCE ZNO NANOWIRE FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR USING SELF-ALIGNED NANOGAP GATE ELECTRODES; SINGLE SILVER NANOCUBE LOCALIZED SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY; CANCER CELLS USING MOLECULARLY TARGETED GOLD NANORODS Discipline: Chemistry; Materials Science Level 1 Docs: 49 Tot. Cites: 28318; Uniq. Cites: 17669 Mean Year: 2005.10
Label: 56 MONODISPERSE MAGNETIC IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLES; BIFUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC SILICA NANOPARTICLES; INVIVO MAGNETIC RESONANCE DETECTION USING MULTIFUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC NANOCRYSTALS; MULTIFUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC GOLD NANOCOMPOSITE MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING Discipline: Chemistry; Materials Science Level 1 Docs: 19 Tot. Cites: 7093; Uniq. Cites: 5181 Mean Year: 2005.30
Label: 64 AQUEOUS SOLUTION SINGLE DNA MOLECULE DIRECT CONDUCTANCE MEASUREMENT; DNA CHARGE TRANSPORT; DNA HAIRPIN CONJUGATES; DIRECT MEASUREMENT; HIGH-CONDUCTANCE DNA Discipline: Chemistry Level 1 Docs: 2 Tot. Cites: 481; Uniq. Cites: 458 Mean Year: 2004.60