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July 14, 2008 Issue

Volume 86, Issue 28
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July 14, 2008 Issue, Vol. 86 | Iss. 28
New materials from chemical companies are helping the electronics industry advance solar power, semiconductors, and lighting
By Michael McCoy
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Features
Science & Technology
Next-generation treatments may reduce the need for dental fillings (pp. 37-39)
Education
Faculty salary gains continue to lag behind bigger increases for administrators, football coaches (pp. 41-43)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Electronic Chemicals

The Sun Shines On Electronic Materials
Booming photovoltaic industry fuels demand for wider range and larger volume of materials
(pp. 11-16)
Chipping In For Chips
Through a series of semiconductor alliances, IBM taps the chemical industry's materials expertise
(pp. 17-19)
The Bulb Is Flat
Organic light-emitting diodes are taking shots at incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
(pp. 20-21)
 

News of the Week

G-8 Endorses Emissions Cuts

Declaration marks turning point for President Bush
(p.6)

Questioning NF3

Scientists seek measurements of electronic chemical in atmosphere
(p.6)

Fire And Ice

Abandoned, cracked pipe led to $50 million Valero refinery fire
(p.8)

Marine Methane Mystery Explained

Aerobic pathway may account for high levels of methane in surface waters
(p.8)

Generic Drugs

Germany's Fresenius will acquire heparin leader APP Pharmaceuticals
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Executives at Chemspec Europe reported a boost in demand for agricultural chemicals but worry about rising costs
(pp. 24-26)
First half of year went well, although growth slowed
(p.27)
Booming photovoltaic industry fuels demand for wider range and larger volume of materials
(pp. 11-16)
Through a series of semiconductor alliances, IBM taps the chemical industry's materials expertise
(pp. 17-19)
Organic light-emitting diodes are taking shots at incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
(pp. 20-21)
New materials from chemical companies are helping the electronics industry advance solar power, semiconductors, and lighting
(p.10)

ACS News

Soon-to-be-shuttered Brooklyn facility mass-produced the antibiotic for Allied forces
(p.46)
Encouraging safe practices is this group’s top priority
(p.47)

Government & Policy

Congress faces great pressure, sparse unity as it gears up for next year's climate-change battle
(pp. 30-32)
Long disparaged as a dangerous and impossible dream, the goal of nuclear disarmament has attracted some heavy-weight support of late
(p.33)

Books

Case histories provide clues for avoiding, or at least alleviating, catastrophe
(pp. 44-45)

Education

Faculty salary gains continue to lag behind bigger increases for administrators, football coaches
(pp. 41-43)

Career & Employment

Working abroad requires preparation, support, and flexibility
(pp. 48-50)

Newscripts

(p.56)

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