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Materials research in Africa

Rising from the Falls

Materials science and technology could offer the opportunity to address vital needs of African people. But improving the infrastructure for science education and dissemination of knowledge is the first step to take.

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Figure 2: Thermal modulation of the real part of the refractive index of a 400 nm coating of VO2 grown by laser ablation on a quartz substrate deduced from ellipsometry measurements at seven temperatures in the range 30–85 °C.


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Chaker, M., Rosei, F. Rising from the Falls. Nature Mater 11, 187–188 (2012).

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