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How to Avoid Traps in Plastic Electronics
July 29, 2012
Plastic electronics hold the promise of cheap, mass-produced devices. But plastic semiconductors have an important flaw: The electronic current is influenced by "charge traps" in the material. New research reveals a common mechanism underlying these traps and provides a theoretical framework to design trap-free plastic electronics.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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