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Flexible Hybrid Semiconductors with Low Thermal Conductivity: The Role of Organic Diamines


  • The authors are grateful for the financial support from NSF (Grant No. DMR-0706069).


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Flexible conductors: A unique type of organic–inorganic hybrid semiconductor crystals have been synthesized that are flexible and have low thermal conductivity. The hybrids consist of ZnTe layers connected by various diamines (see picture for examples; C gray, N blue, Te red, Zn large pale blue spheres).