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Faculty Highlights - Robert Lad


Ceramic science has advanced so many products in our everyday lives — from cell phones, computers and televisions to sports equipment, construction materials and vehicle braking systems.  At UMaine’s Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, physicist Robert Lad and his research team have developed unique instrumentation and new techniques for “growing” and characterizing the chemical, structural, electronic and mechanical properties of ceramic films. A key aspect is the ability to control the atomic-level defects in films that control and change their properties.



See full story at ( )  page 6  CLAS 2011 Capstone.


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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
100 Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1954
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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