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Semiconductors that stretch and heal

Nature volume 539, pages 365367 (17 November 2016) | Download Citation

Polymeric semiconductors have been prepared whose molecular properties make them stretchable and healable — a milestone in the development of sophisticated organic electronic surfaces that mimic human skin. See Letter p.411

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  1. Siegfried Bauer and Martin Kaltenbrunner are in the Soft Matter Physics Department, Johannes Kepler University, Linz 4040, Austria.

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