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Indigo – From Jeans to Semiconductors: Indigo - A Natural Pigment for High Performance Ambipolar Organic Field Effect Transistors and Circuits (Adv. Mater. 3/2012)

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  • Mihai Irimia-Vladu,

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    1. Soft Matter Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
    2. Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
    • Soft Matter Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria.

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  • Eric D. Głowacki,

    1. Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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  • Pavel A. Troshin,

    1. Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Semenov Prospect 5, Chernogolovka, Moscow region 142432, Russian Federation
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  • Günther Schwabegger,

    1. Institute of Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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  • Lucia Leonat,

    1. Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Bucharest, Romania
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  • Diana K. Susarova,

    1. Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Semenov Prospect 5, Chernogolovka, Moscow region 142432, Russian Federation
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  • Olga Krystal,

    1. Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Semenov Prospect 5, Chernogolovka, Moscow region 142432, Russian Federation
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  • Mujeeb Ullah,

    1. Institute of Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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  • Yasin Kanbur,

    1. Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Middle East Technical University, Balgat, Ankara, Turkey
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  • Marius A. Bodea,

    1. Institute of Applied Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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  • Vladimir F. Razumov,

    1. Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Semenov Prospect 5, Chernogolovka, Moscow region 142432, Russian Federation
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  • Helmut Sitter,

    1. Institute of Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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  • Siegfried Bauer,

    1. Soft Matter Physics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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  • Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci

    1. Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria
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Abstract

The cover shows a stylized electronic circuit in the shape of an indigo molecule embedded in an elastomer. Originally extracted from plants of the Indigofera genus more than 4000 years ago, indigo is nowadays the most industrially produced pigment. On page 375, Mihai Irimia-Vladu and co-workers present a new perspective this molecule brings to the field of organic electronics: long-range order, stability against degradation, and ambipolar semiconductor operation using fully biodegradable materials. (Image design by Georg Wieser, WIEsuell-3D Animation & Multimedia, Austria)

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