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Setting the Benchmark for Plastic Electronics

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Science  21 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5452, pp. 416
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5452.416

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At the Materials Research Society meeting last month in Boston, researchers reported that they had grown nearly perfect crystals of some 10 different organic materials, all made from small-molecule components rather than spaghettilike polymers, and put them through their paces. Such materials wouldn't be suitable for commercial devices--they would be too expensive and delicate--but they could help define the limits of the possible for cheap plastic circuitry.

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