PerspectiveMaterials Science

Conducting Polymers: From Novel Science to New Technology

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Science  19 Dec 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5346, pp. 2071-2072
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5346.2071

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Plastics that conduct electricity have been of intense interest both for technological applications and basic polymer science. In his Perspective, Scott discusses results reported in the same issue by Lonergan in which a conducting polymer has been used to fabricate a basic electronic device. Scott places this work in context by looking at the past history of conducting polymer research.