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New Framework Helps Advance Plastic Electronics Development

University of Groningen and Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a framework that would promote the development of plastic electronics. Although plastic semiconductors could enable cheaper devices, they are subject to charge traps, in which electrons get stuck in the material and reduce the current. This has discouraged their use. The researchers studied nine polymers and discovered a common mechanism related to their energy level that enabled them to develop a theoretical framework for designing trap-free plastic electronics, which could help with the manufacture of efficient plastic LEDs and solar cells. They published their findings in Nature Materials. (Science Daily)(Georgia Institute of Technology)(Nature Materials)

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