LEDs have tended to feature polyphenylene vinylene (PPV) derivatives, whereas transistors have used poly(3-hexyl thiophene) and polythienylene vinylene. However, development of the latest generation of PPV derivatives, she said, means that the performance of this polymer family is now comparable with the properties of the best existing thin-film transistor polymers. That's important, Tanase said, because PPV is more stable in air than the traditional materials used in such transistors. /articles/83/i51/Finding-Magic-Polymer-RD.html 20051219 Dutch Polymer Institute meeting spotlights research into new technology and applications 83 51 /magazine/83/8351.html /departments/.html Finding Magic In Polymer R&D Business Patricia L.
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December 19, 2005