News From the Field
The power of hidden patterns
August 29, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Patterned surfaces are all the rage among researchers seeking to induce surfaces to repel water, adhere to other things or modify materials' electrical properties. Now, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials scientists have begun to explore the effects of patterned surfaces deep within materials--specifically, at the interfaces between layers of crystalline materials.Full Story
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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