BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 27, 2000 ISSUE
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Photo courtesy professor zhu/university of minnesota Mix and Meld
Organic coatings consisting of one-atom-thick layers may be silicon's ticket to new jobs. Here, nitrogen atoms (red) link a silicon substrate and a coating of carbon atoms capped with hydrogen (blue). The University of Minnesota is developing a range of coatings for inorganic silicon.



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