A number of advantages of nanostructured materials over bulk materials and their potential applications in many scientific
and technological fields have been revealed in recent years. To find out the main growth and trends of this exciting new scienence
and technology fields the growth rate of the nano-prefixed terms in the title of journal papers has been measured. It has
been shown that the investigations dealing with graphite nanotubes represent kinetically the most active field of research
in the nanosciences.