Advanced Materials

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19_23b/2007Inside Front Cover: Polymer–Silicon Flexible Structures for Fast Chemical Vapor Detection (Adv. Mater. 23/2007)

Vladimir Tsukruk and co-workers demonstrate on p. 4248 the application of plasma-polymerized organic/silicon bimaterial structures as highly sensitive and agile chemical sensors. Owing to their unique nanoscale topology, highly crosslinked structure, and precise choice of the precursors, polymer films coated on microcantilevers exhibited record sensitivity to water vapor and other volatile organic compounds in conjunction with fast response times. The inside cover image by Brian Schrank shows the bimaterial structure deflection in the presence of a stimuli vapor.

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