Through replication of this shimmer, Bozena and her team created the world’s first master shim, or master stamp. The master stamp allows manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively reproduce nano-structures in a variety of materials—including banknotes—without changing the manufacturing process. It is also virtually impossible to forge.
Bozena and her team of SFU students are working together with Nanotech Security Corp. to bring the world-class nanotechnology to the authentication and anti-counterfeiting market.
By partnering with businesses, SFU is mobilizing practical applications for research to create financial opportunities both locally and around the world.