New laser nanofabrication technology reduces production costs
Laser interference lithography can produce high-resolution nanoscale surface patterns at low cost. Now, European researchers have made important advances in this field.
Two major breakthroughs, made by European researchers, have led to an emerging nanoscale manufacturing technology outside the laboratory and in the real world. The technique promises to lower the production costs of higher resolution nanodevices.
This will mean cheaper and better production methods for things like self-cleaning materials, nanoscale grids and sensors, nanofilters for clean air and water, and special anti-reflective surfaces for solar technology.