Electronic materials

Electronic materials are materials studied and used mainly for their electrical properties. The electric response of materials largely stems from the dynamics of electrons, and their interplay with atoms and molecules. A material can be classified as a conductor, semiconductor or insulator according to its response to an external electric field.

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  • News & Views |

    Bioelectronics demand stretchable devices with steady performance under deformation. By combining an amphiphilic organic semiconducting polymer with tailored film processing, highly stretchable organic electrochemical transistors are demonstrated.

    • Fabio Cicoira
    Nature Materials 21, 495-497
  • Research Highlights |

    An article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society reports a family of metal–organic macrocycles that can be envisioned as discrete versions of electrically conductive metal–organic frameworks.

    • Ariane Vartanian
  • News & Views |

    Through meticulous care for detail, researchers have now shattered the ceiling on thermoelectric performance, achieving a figure of merit above 3 for bulk SnSe polycrystalline powder.

    • Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
    Nature Materials 20, 1309-1310
  • News & Views |

    Transistors that are printed on paper substrates using all-carbon inks can be completely recycled, providing a potential route to helping solve the problem of electronic waste.

    • Byeongmoon Lee
    •  & Seungjun Chung
    Nature Electronics 4, 241-242