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Graphical abstract: Photochemical synthesis of dendritic silver nano-particles for anti-counterfeiting

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Spatial light modulator

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    Semiconductor heterostructure_TEM and band diagram quantum cascade laser
    Semiconductor heterostructure_TEM and band diagram quantum cascade laser
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