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Nanotechnology: Super Small Science: Nanotech at the Surface

How could something only billionths of a meter thick defend against water, dirt, wear, and even bacteria? Working at the nanoscale, scientists and engineers, like Jay Guo of the University of Michigan, are creating protective nanoscale coatings and layers. These surfaces have applications in energy, electronics, medicine, and could even be used to make a plane invisible.

"Nanotechnology: Super Small Science" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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