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Plastic Chips: New materials boost organic electronics

10:24am, August 27, 2003

Over the past decade, research groups in academia and industry have been racing to fabricate electronic devices–integrated circuits, displays for handheld computers, and solar cells–not from silicon but from semiconducting polymers (SN: 5/17/03, p. 312: Available to subscribers at Plastic Electric). Components made from such organic materials could be flexible, as well as cheaper and easier to manufacture than their silicon counterparts.

Now researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and Lucent Technologies in Murray Hill, N.J., have devised a new class of organ

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