Discovery and Impact

Researcher uses equipment at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials.

Liliana Stan of Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) uses a sputtering system in the CNM clean room facility to create thin films of nanomaterials.

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