New "Organic" Wires

December 2008
Science & Children;Dec2008, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p8
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the development of an organic electronic material for biomedical applications. It states that the electronic materials derived from carbon-based compounds are valued as light-weight, flexible, easily processed alternatives to hard electronics components. It notes that a team of chemists from Johns Hopkins University has developed water-soluble electronic materials that assemble themselves into wires which are 10,000 smaller than a human hair. They used the self assembly principles that underlie the formation of beta-amyloid plaques.


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