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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

 

First practical plastic magnets created

`The new polymer was developed by Naveed Zaidi and his colleagues in Durham’s organic electroactive materials group. The team created the new polymer from two compounds, emeraldine base polyaniline (PANi) and tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ). They chose PANi because it is a metal-like electrical conductor that is stable in air. TCNQ was chosen because of its propensity to form charged particles called free radicals.’




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