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Lights, chemical reaction! Plastics take shape with help from UV light

Three rows of square, triangle, star and circle shapes are shown as cutout shapes and in red and yellow.

Cutouts (top) allow light to strike certain areas of a substrate exposed to gaseous precursors of plastic, creating films with specific shapes. Credit: J. M. Kaiser et al./J. Am. Chem. Soc.

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Nature 611, 638 (2022)



  1. Kaiser, J. M., Burroughs, J. M. & Long, B. K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2022).

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