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  • Shape-shifting organic crystals use memory to improve plastic electronics

    Illinois chemistry and biomolecular engineering professor Ying Diao, right, and graduate student Hyunjoong Chung are part of a team that has identified a mechanism that triggers shape-memory in organic crystals used in plastic electronics.

    Illinois chemistry and biomolecular engineering professor Ying Diao, right, and graduate student Hyunjoong Chung are part of a team that has identified a mechanism that triggers shape-memory in organic crystals used in plastic electronics.

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  • To reach Ying Diao, call 217-300-3505; yingdiao@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Rotator side chains trigger cooperative transition for shape and function memory effect in organic semiconductors” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02607-9