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November 11th, 2009

Thin Films and Nanotechnology applications

People comment that nano is all hype and hot air, and ask what has happened to the promised wave of applications that have been widely heralded over the last decade. This latest issue of NANO magazine aims to dispel the fallacy that nanomaterials are a technology in waiting.

Thin films - we can't see them but we can't live without them! Frank Placido of the prestigious Thin Film Centre in Paisley writes about the astonishingly diverse applications of thin films - from anticounterfeiting to better medical implants to smart packaging to improved solar energy collection efficiency.


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