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diffusion

the process whereby INNOVATIONS are accepted and used by firms and consumers through imitation, licensing agreements or sale of products and patents.
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This volume brings together 94 papers from the Seventh International Conference on Diffusion in Materials (DIMAT), held in October 2008 in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.

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