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New spin on electronics production

Chemists have taken a significant step closer to the goal of cheap, flexible and printable organic electronic displays, an idea they claim could revolutionise the electronics industry.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety addresses nanotechnology

Besides issues more specifically related to conventional chemicals, the forum also adopted the 'Dakar Statement on Manufactured Nanomaterials', which includes ten general statements defining a common basis, and a list of 21 specific recommendations addressed to the participating governments, and the other organisations participating.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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Nanotechnology's potential might be unleashed by hyperbranched polymers

Hyperbranched polymers have already been used to develop materials such as resins and wood coatings with improved durability and resistance to abrasion. These exploit the fact that molecules with multiple branches tend to cling together more strongly, making them resistant to wear. But hyperbranched polymers also have other properties, such as low viscosity, which makes them suitable for applications such as flexible electronic displays.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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How to switch an organic superconductor into an insulator

Scientists at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako, Saitama University, Saitama, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, have demonstrated that an organic film can be switched from being a superconductor to an insulator through the proper choice of substrate.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2008

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