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Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

July 21, 2014

Maisha K. Kamunde-Devonish The yield so far is small, but chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy devices. Full Story

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