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Nano Briefs

Overcoming optical obstacles
Fil Bartoli and Qiaoqiang Gan have taken a significant step towards overcoming the limitations of photonic devices by designing a plasmonic surfacewave splitter.

Smaller is tougher – but why?
Experts around the globe are in a race to learn why nano-silica acts as a synergist in rubber-toughened epoxies. Interest is understandable, given the new applications for structural adhesives.

A high-synergy sorption selectively captures arsenic
A Lehigh invention that removes arsenic from groundwater is being used on four continents.

Delving deeper into the surface
Lehigh’s already-renowned capabilities in the science of surface analysis have received an exciting boost, thanks to the acquisition of two critical new instruments.