Aiming for nature’s molecular precision: a special issue on precision polymers

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Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics presents new and exciting developments in the synthesis and properties of precision polymers, guest-edited by Michael R. Buchmeiser.

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Henning Sirringhaus joins the Advanced Electronics Materials editorial board

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Professor Sirringhaus, from the University of Cambridge, is one of the outstanding researchers in the field of organic electronics.

Patterning organic electronics with microfluidics

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Researchers have demonstrated a novel microfluidic method to pattern organic films directly in air.

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Taming disorder to get ordered functional architecture

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New research suggests that the introduction of molecular disorder can be the key to enhanced transport properties in organic electronics.

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Speeding up the characterization of organic photovoltaics

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A new contactless and rapid light beam-induced current method can be used to identify defects in complex organic multilayer films.

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Bionics in the making: Zhenan Bao in the first person

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Interview of Professor Zhenan Bao on the occasion of her addition to the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Advanced Materials.

Solvay acquires Plextronics to improve OLED offerings

Expansion also includes new electronics lab in Seoul, South Korean.

Book review: Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices

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Antonio Facchetti reviews the first edition of the Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices.

Deuterium changes the electronic properties of organic solar cells

Conceptual drawing shows a flexible organic photovoltaic made from an acceptor of PCBM (buckyball with earth) and the donor of deuterated conducting polymer. The polymer blend in the device (bottom) will harvest the sunlight to generate electrical power. (carbon:blue; sulfur: yellow; hydrogen: white; deuterium: purple). Image: Christopher Rouleau, CNMS.

Multidisciplinary ORNL team discovers unexpected effect of heavy hydrogen in organic solar cells.

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Useful Uncertainty Causes Ultrafast Charge Transfer in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells

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In a Review Article in the Advanced Materials 25th anniversary series, Nobel Laureate Alan J. Heeger discusses BHJ solar cell operation and how efficiencies can top 20%.