Postdoctoral scholar Ying Diao's work on solution sheared organic thin films was featured by Nature Materials News and Views, on the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) website, and on various science news websites. Her simulations of the fluid flow on patterned shearing blade she used graces the cover the most recent issue of Nature Materials. The SLAC press release gives an overview of the project, which involved attaining aligned, monocrystalline thin films of the organic semiconductor TIPS-pentacene. Her paper was published early June in Nature Materials.

 

For more information, please read SLAC's press release: http://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2013-06-03-organic-printing.aspx

For the original paper in Nature Materials: http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nmat3650.html

For additional media coverage, please see:
http://www.rdmag.com/news/2013/06/printing-innovations-provide-ten-fold-improvement-organic-electronics
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130602144615.htm
http://www.materialstoday.com/view/32731/printing-innovations-provide-10-fold-improvement-in-organic-electronics/
http://www.materials360online.com/newsDetails/40162
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/electronics/news/new-method-improves-printed-electronics-efficiency-tenfold/1016423.article
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-06/dnal-pip053113.php
http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=47565 http://phys.org/news/2013-06-tenfold-electronics.html