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Semiconductors that stretch and heal

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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Figure 1: Molecular design for an intrinsically stretchable and healable organic semiconductor.

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Bauer, S., Kaltenbrunner, M. Semiconductors that stretch and heal. Nature 539, 365–367 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/539365a

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