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  • Thin films are used in applications ranging from nanoscale integrated circuits to decorative coatings on architectural glass. Many MS&E researchers use thin films in their research, and some have research programs specifically focused on thin film growth and properties. For example, CCMR sponsors an interdisciplinary research group that is studying in-situ nucleation and growth of vacuum-deposited organic films using x-rays from the CHESS synchrotron on campus.