New Age Semiconductors Pick Up the Pace

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Science  21 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5452, pp. 415-417
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5452.415

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Long hampered by poor electrical qualities, low-cost electronics are now moving fast toward real applications, with the help of some clever chemistry. In a series of journal articles and meeting reports over the past few months, researchers have come up with materials that are comparable in speed to the type of low-grade silicon transistors used to run laptop displays. Some are organics, others either incorporate inorganic components or are entirely inorganic.