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Carnegie Mellon University Chemists Advance Organic Semiconductor Processing


June 26, 2007

News thumbnail of untreated block copolymer Any machinist will tell you that a little grease goes a long way toward making a tool work better. And that may soon hold true for plastic electronics as well. Carnegie Mellon University chemists have found that grease can make some innovative plastics vastly better electrical conductors. This discovery, published June 25 in Advanced Materials, outlines a process that could become widely adopted to produce the next generation of tiny transistor switches. Full Story

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