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Polymerisation Research Featured in Nature Chemistry

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Reader at the School of Mathematics & Physics, Dr Matthew Watkins, has co-authored a paper which was published in high ranking journal, Nature Chemistry.

The paper, ‘Micrometre-long covalent organic fibres by photoinitiated chain-growth radical polymerization on an alkali-halide surface discusses how molecular nanowires up to one micrometer long were grown on insulating materials using a novel radical polymerisation process. This addresses one of the key issues in molecular electronics  – how to produce wires to connect components.

You can read the publication online.

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