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Author Lucio-Arias, Diana ♦ Leydesdorff, Lo
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2009-11-13
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Physics - Physics and Society ♦ Physics - History and Philosophy of Physics ♦ physics:physics
Abstract This article explores the emergence of knowledge from scientific discoveries and their effects on the structure of scientific communication. Network analysis is applied to understand this emergence institutionally as changes in the journals; semantically, as changes in the codification of meaning in terms of words; and cognitively as the new knowledge becomes the emergent foundation of further developments. The discovery of fullerenes in 1985 is analyzed as the scientific discovery that triggered a process which led to research in nanotubes.
Description Reference: Diana Lucio-Arias and Loet Leydesdorff, Knowledge Emergence in Scientific Communication: From "Fullerenes" to "Nanotubes", Scientometrics, 70(3), 603-632, 2007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article


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