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Breakthrough paves way for cheaper and sustainable plastic semiconductors

from The Expert Consulting

Scientists at University of Waterloo have devised a new method to produce cheap, flexible and sustainable plastic semiconductors. The team at the University developed a way to make conjugated polymers, plastics that conduct electricity like metals, using a simple dehydration reaction the only byproduct of which is water. The team has successfully applied this reaction to create poly(hetero)arenes, one of the most studied classes of conjugated polymers which have been used to make lightweight, low- cost electronics such as solar cells, LED displays, and chemical and biochemical sensors. more


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