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Inexpensive "Nanoglue" Can Bond Nearly Anything Together
May 16, 2007
Researchers have developed a new method to bond materials that don't normally stick together. The team's adhesive, which is based on self-assembling nanoscale chains, could impact everything from next-generation computer chip manufacturing to energy production.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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