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Polymers Can Behave Like Semimetals
2013-12-09 18:40:25

Linköping University Traditional plastics, or polymers, are electrical insulators. In the seventies a new class of polymers that conduct electricity like semiconductors and metals was discovered by Alan J.Heeger, Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa. This was the motivation for their Nobel Prize in Chemistry year 2000. Now Xavier Crispin, Docent in organic electronics at Linköping University’s Department of Science and Technology, has led a project where no fewer than twenty...

2013-12-06 14:59:08

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): the ability to conduct electricity. This breakthrough—conductive MOFs—has the potential to make these already remarkable materials even more useful, particularly for detecting gases and toxic substances. MOFs are three-dimensional crystalline materials with nanoscale...

2013-11-21 23:22:00

Transparency Market Research add a new "Global Polyethylene Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with request TOC, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/polyethylene-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Polyethylene or polythene is the most common plastic available on the earth. Polyethylene is also the most common polymer which is used on a daily...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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