Scientists have developed a new organic polymer that can be laid down using simple printing techniques rather than the expensive and elaborate methods used to process silicon, 6 times faster than previous organic polymers.
Now just as fast as silicon plus much cheaper, this inexpensive organic conductor could be used in areas where silicon struggles to compete, eventually slashing the cost of transistors, PDA’s, flat panel screens and bringing electronic paper into common use.
Research team includes Merck Chemicals (UK), Palo Alto Research Center (California), Stanford University, and SSRL.
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Work performed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.