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Thanks to Iain McCulloch! Next up are PhD presentations

Iain received a picture of himself presenting on INASCON 2018!

*In the STM image of the polymer on Au(111), is it coincidence that the strings are either parallel or perpendicularly aligned to the Herringbone reconstruction of the gold surface? *

Could a crystalline polymer semiconductor have “too much” crystallinity and lose its flexibility? Well, you don't want it to be overly crystalline, but they have not discovered this as a limitation yet. However, the anisotropy contributes to a challenge. In conclusion, amorphous materials are advantageous.

Thank you very much for your attention! We will now start the question round.

Please talk to Iain if you are interested in coming to Kaust! He seems like a great guy.

One use of the polymers McCulloch has presented could be solar panels.

He did tell us he would be over time.

Sick burn to Norway and Saudi Arabia.

We should stop looking down for energy, and starting looking up.

McCulloch is concerned about the rapid evolution of global energy consumption.

Implantable glucose detectors with a sensitivity in the ppm range!

McCulloch's team seems to be blowing through difficult tasks, like creating an electron transport organic polymer. We have to take his word for it that it is a difficult task.

Polymers seems to be less affected by exposure to air

High resolution pictures of polymer chains. Is that individual organic group resolution? Looks great!

Removing the palladium from their polymer is a quite challenging process.

Are there any organic chemists in the room?

Extending the polymer with further ring extensions seems not to work :(

McCulloch's polymer has the lowest conformational disorder!

According to McCulloch, If you should remember one thing from his speech it's that semiconductors are not just poor conductors, but either very good conductors or very good insulators.

New highly flexible compounds might allow you to wrap your phone around your arm in the future

The motivation for additive processing is environmental sustainability and high throughput processing. Goodbye expensive silicon!

With Iain McCulloch currently on the stage, the percentage of Scottish speakers on INASCON currently stays at 100 %

Only one glass of wine has its advantages.

The talk will be on Development of organic semiconducting polymers for Organic Electronic Applications. McCulloch has way too many slides, so please hang with us.

We are ready to begin!