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Creation of 'fingerprints' fights against counterfeit money
New technology helps create extremely tiny fingerprints on every banknote and bank card, making them almost impossible to be counterfeited.


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In no distant time, money and credit cards can be printed "fingerprints" against tampering with the smaller width than the width of a human hair.

Fingerprint technology is made of tiny nanowires, and is designed as the unique model containing between 20 to 30 silver bands that allocated on a thin plastic, according to a report published in the journal of Nanotechnology.

Each silver strip has average length between 10 to 50 microns, with a micron is 1 millionth of meter, while the average thickness of a human hair ranges between 18-80 microns.

Cost of each strip is around 50 UK cents, approximately 17,000 VND.

Researchers at Korea Institute of Modern Science and Technology hoped new "fingerprint" creation device of them not only limited to credit cards and money but also can be used for fighting against many different counterfeit goods types, including electronic equipments and medicine.

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