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Polymers make charge flow easy

Organic semiconductor devices require good electrical contacts with conducting materials, but such contacts are often inefficient. An approach that tackles this problem will enable a wide range of applications. See Letter p.536

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Facchetti, A. Polymers make charge flow easy. Nature 539, 499–500 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/539499a

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