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'Transformative' Method for Generating the Smallest, Most Perfect Ultradense Polymer Films Ever

February 19, 2009

sawtooth ridges on a sapphire crystal Like many creative but essentially conservative scientists, Tom Russell of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, in more than 30 years of polymer science research, would rarely use the term "truly transformative" about his work. Until now. Full Story

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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