Description:  The orange object is an organic crystal that forms the conducting layer of a transistor. The orientation of the crystal relative to the transistor's electrodes determines how efficiently the transistor conducts electricity.
Source:  University of Illinois
Story:  Angles Speeds Plastic Transistor
TRN April 7/14, 2004
TRN Categories:  Integrated Circuits; Materials Science and Engineering
Form:  Still

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