Microencapsulation: Restoration of Conductivity with TTF-TCNQ Charge-Transfer Salts (Adv. Funct. Mater. 11/2010)

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  • Susan A. Odom,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Mary M. Caruso,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Aaron D. Finke,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Alex M. Prokup,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Joshua A. Ritchey,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • John H. Leonard,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Scott R. White,

    1. Department of Aerospace Engineering and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Nancy R. Sottos,

    1. Department of Materials Science & Engineering and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
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  • Jeffrey S. Moore

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    1. Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and The Beckman Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 405 N. Mathews Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 (USA).
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Abstract

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Rupture of a mixture of core–shell microcapsules containing tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) and, separately, tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) in solution results in the formation of the conductive TTF-TCNQ charge-transfer salt. On page 1721, J. S. Moore and co-workers used this initially non-conductive microcapsule system to restore electrical conductivity to a damaged gold circuit upon microcapsule rupture. Illustration provided by Alex Jerez.

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