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March 24th, 2009

IP Profile: Molecular Nanoglue for Enhancing Interface Strength and Toughness

Abstract:
This invention provides a means to strengthen and toughen thin film interfaces by utilizing self-assembling molecular nanolayers (MNL) and thin films within the interface.

Story:
These MNL's consist of short organic chains that are terminated with desired functional groups to modify surface properties, and are sandwiched between strengthening thin film layers. Annealing causes the bonds in these layers to grow stronger and form an extremely tough nanoglue.

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