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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.

Last updated on Friday 13 September 2013