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ObservatoryNano Briefing No 8. Security. Nanotechnologies for anti-counterfeiting applications.

Gordeyev, Sergey and Crawley, Tom (2010) ObservatoryNano Briefing No 8. Security. Nanotechnologies for anti-counterfeiting applications. Other. ObservatoryNano.

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Abstract

Counterfeiting is a global phenomenon, affecting individuals and communities in small villages and major cities right up to the big retail stores and pharmaceutical companies. The dual impact of globalization and growth of internet trade has made the problem considerably more acute. Counterfeit products circulate globally via unregulated channels but can also enter legitimate supply chains. In many cases it is very difficult to distinguish them from genuine products. This briefing outlines promising developments with strong potential to create new technology platforms for anti-counterfeiting applications, adding value to the growing demand to reduce citizens' health and security risks of using counterfeit products and industry aspiration to reduce revenue losses associated with counterfeiting activity.

Item Type:Monograph (Other)
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in ICT
ID Code:10474
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:06 Jan 2011 14:39
Last Modified:06 Jan 2011 14:39

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