A wide variety of nanocomposite materials have been synthesized that display a spectrum of interesting and technologically useful functional and structural material properties. Processing methods have been developed that allow for very precise control of the microstructure that in turn allows for sensitive tuning of these properties. Several nanocomposites have already been produced that are currently being used in commercial applications, and there is great promise that many more technologically useful systems will be available in the near future.


Molecular Beam Epitaxy Percolation Threshold Layered Clay Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction Nanoparticulate Composite 
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  • Robert C. Cammarata
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore

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