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Tiny grid plays big role in saving lives

Thin-film Barrier Encapsulation Technology

According to Argonne National Laboratory, “a grid as little as three millimeters tall could save lives by helping X-rays and radiotracers provide clearer diagnostic images of the human body.” The award-winning discovery is the Patent News feature at OSTI's DOepatents site. DOepatents is a central, searchable collection of more than 20,000 historic and current patent records. Recent Inventions and Inventor Resources are available, as well as breakthrough DOE Innovations.