Fine Structure

Plastic Semiconductors

Curiously, two polymers (usually just a fancy word for plastics, but natural amber also falls into this category) next to each other conduct electricity via interactions in the small space between them. Apparently the space between materials "conducts electricity much better than standard semiconductors." This doesn't necessarily translate to "new semiconductor material" - not yet, at the very least.
http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/dn14140-plastics-unite-to-make-unexpected-metal.html

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