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June 26, 2006 Issue

Volume 84, Issue 26
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June 26, 2006 Issue, Vol. 84 | Iss. 26
Materials suppliers are under pressure to raise output, but costs are rising, and rapid growth doesn't always translate into high profits
By Jean-Fran├žois Tremblay
(pp. 13-16)
Features
Government & Policy
Calls for legislative action follow Supreme Court's fractured ruling (p.7)
Government & Policy
Tritium from power plant discovered in private wells casts doubts on industry reporting, NRC oversight (pp. 30-31)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Riding On Flat Panels

Many Roads For CMP
As materials used to fabricate semiconductors proliferate, the planarization market is fragmenting
(pp. 17-19)
Second Wind For OLEDS
Organic light-emitting diodes have made strong gains, but developers of the technology aren't satisfied
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

Will Congress Clear The Water?

Calls for legislative action follow Supreme Court's fractured ruling
(p.7)

Pollutants Made Worse By Bacteria

Soil microbes turn stable brominated flame retardants into more toxic forms
(p.8)

Waxman Proposes Tough Climate Bill

Legislation would cut greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050
(p.8)

BP And DuPont Plan 'Biobutanol'

Firms say they are close to producing a biofuel with advantages over ethanol
(p.9)

Superfund Data

Sen. Boxer accuses EPA of withholding data on hazardous waste site cleanup
(p.9)

Fifteen-Tin Clusters

Largest tin clusters may pave way to broader range of metalloid nanoparticles
(p.10)

Nanoparticles By Design

Simulations predict wide range of geometries possible via polymer grafting
(p.10)

Plant Safety Bill Delayed In Senate

Jurisdictional dispute, fears of inherently safer technology provisions block bill
(p.11)
 

Departments

Business

More partners and new investors help the R&D-directed website extend channels for innovation
(pp. 24-25)
New leadership and ad campaign results are lifting faith in chemical industry's main trade association
(p.27)
Dow Corning launches 'solutions center' in Belgium for its global silanes business
(p.28)
As materials used to fabricate semiconductors proliferate, the planarization market is fragmenting
(pp. 17-19)

ACS News

Researchers and entrepreneurs celebrated at Chemical Heritage Foundation's annual event
(p.48)
U.S. cosmetics leader recognizes five exceptional women scientists with early-career fellowships
(p.50)
(p.51)
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Government & Policy

Tritium from power plant discovered in private wells casts doubts on industry reporting, NRC oversight
(pp. 30-31)
EPA ponders whether to require symbol for aquatic toxicity on labels for commercial chemicals
(pp. 32-33)
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Science & Technology

Materials suppliers are under pressure to raise output, but costs are rising, and rapid growth doesn't always translate into high profits
(pp. 13-16)
Organic light-emitting diodes have made strong gains, but developers of the technology aren't satisfied
(pp. 20-21)
NIH scientist has trekked the world to chronicle nature's own chemistry but now faces toughest road
(pp. 36-37)
Researchers improve oxidation catalysis by incorporating ligands into metal-organic framework
(pp. 38-39)
After years of net deficits, chemical engineering society announces 'dramatic financial turnaround'
(p.40)
Postdoctoral fellow's passion is trying to get high school students interested in science
(p.42)
New and notable in the chemical industry
(p.43)

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