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Nanotechnology research covered in the Web of Science database during the period 2008-17 has been analyzed. A total of 16935 articles were retrieved and this forms the basis of this study. The growth of the article over the study window is 123 articles per year. 2017 is the most productive year with 2220 (13%, approx) articles. Journals and authors' productivity are analyzed based on their h-index and z-index. Among the 30 top productive journals taken for the study, ACS Nano is occupying the top position with 400 articles. The paired t-test showed a strong and significant correlation of h-index and z-index of authors and journals. The top ten leading countries have also been identified in the study and the USA has topped the rank with 29.68% of world share publication while India is in third position with 7.29% of share next to China (i.e. 15.23%). The same rank is observed for India in the Relative Citation Impact, however, with below world average (i.e. 0.81). This study will be beneficial for the library staff as well as for the Nanotechnology researchers towards identifying the most productive works, the most prolific authors and organizations affiliated to those works.