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Virtual Toothpick Used By Technologist To 'Bake' The Perfect Thin-Film Confection
2013-11-13 15:34:11

NASA Creating thin films using a rapidly evolving technology that promises to solve some of NASA's thorniest engineering challenges is a lot like baking a cake. That's why Vivek Dwivedi, a technologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has assembled a special "oven" and a "virtual toothpick" to monitor the progress of his confections. The technology, called atomic layer deposition or ALD, is one of many techniques for applying thin films, which among other...