NanoMend will develop better, more integrated process inspection, cleaning, repair and control systems for nano-scale thin films used in functionalised polymer-coated paper products and flexible photovoltaics.

The novel inspection technologies developed within NanoMend will improve the performance and speed of surface topography measurement by demonstrating beyond state-of-the-art in-line detection, cleaning and repair of micro and nano-scale defects. The project will assess the economic feasibility of these technologies by providing the expertise and capability to test and develop the technologies from lab scale to roll to roll processes at pilot production scale.