Materials science: Better coats

February 2009
Nature;2/26/2009, Vol. 457 Issue 7233, p1061
Academic Journal
The article discusses research by Joakim Andersson and André Anders of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, who have created something similar to a runaway self-sputtering. Topics include an an explanation of the industrial method of sputtering which is used to coat surfaces, an explanation of "self-sputtering" which is a way to coat targets without the presence of a gas, unlike the process of sputtering, and the team's use of high voltage to manipulate the metal atoms.


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