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July 12, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 28
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July 12, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 28
Buoyed by the proliferation of high-tech gadgets, the electronics industry rebounds from last year’s deep downturn
By Jean-François Tremblay
(p.11)
Features
ACS News
Unemployment reaches new heights in 2009 as recession hits profession hard (pp. 37-41)
ACS News
Honolulu, Dec. 15–20 (p.42)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Electronic Materials

Chemistry Matters To Chip Makers
As advanced electronic components become complex, materials suppliers find new opportunities
(pp. 12-15)
Smooth Success
Chemical mechanical planarization is becoming indispensable in chip-making
(pp. 16-18)
E-Readers In Color
Developers of display technology try to break out of black and white
(p.19)
 

News of the Week

Merck Reveals Site Cutbacks

Downsizing: Drugmaker details sweeping closures that follow its purchase of Schering-Plough
(p.5)

Restoring Neuron Formation

Neuroscience: In rodents, aminopropylcarbazole also helps neurons survive
(p.6)

Rising Cleantech

Start-Ups: First half brought record funding for clean-technology firms
(p.6)

Ag Majors Form Development Pacts

Crop Protection: BASF and Monsanto, Sumitomo and Nufarm link for new seeds and herbicides
(p.7)

Finally, A Full Safety Panel

Accidents: Senate confirms chair, member of chemical safety board as BP spill investigation begins
(p.7)

Air Pollution Action

Emissions: EPA targets smog, particulate matter and agrees to review hazardous pollution limits
(p.8)

A Boron Cluster‑Go-Round

Chemical Bonding: Fluxional behavior in B19 cluster suggests rotating concentric rings
(p.9)

Sizing The Proton

Fundamentals: Latest data reveal proton is smaller than believed
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Business

Water treatment businesses adapt their portfolios to meet new regulations and reduce costs
(pp. 22-23)
Insights: A decade after decoding the genome, scientists are still learning how to read the molecular map
(p.24)
As advanced electronic components become complex, materials suppliers find new opportunities
(pp. 12-15)
Chemical mechanical planarization is becoming indispensable in chip-making
(pp. 16-18)
Developers of display technology try to break out of black and white
(p.19)
Buoyed by the proliferation of high-tech gadgets, the electronics industry rebounds from last year’s deep downturn
(p.11)

ACS News

Honolulu, Dec. 15–20
(p.42)
Unemployment reaches new heights in 2009 as recession hits profession hard
(pp. 37-41)
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Government & Policy

EPA draft report on dioxin's health risks draws fire
(pp. 26-27)
Legislation would help patent office 
reduce huge backlog of patent applications
(pp. 28-29)
Bioterrorism: Executive order calls for better monitoring of biological agents
(p.25)
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Science & Technology

Environmental Pollutants: An almost 90% drop in the mutagenic pollutants in urban areas could be part of a longer 20th-century trend
(p.31)
A gold-dicopper complex shifts its luminescence emission wavelength when exposed to VOCs
(p.31)
Researchers delve into the unknowns of 
airborne particulates that affect health and climate
(pp. 32-34)
Water's surface is different from the bulk solution, but how remains a tangled question
(pp. 35-36)

Career & Employment

Downsized out of big companies, scientists are creating satisfying job opportunities in their own firms
(pp. 57-60)
Transforming a passion into a business
(pp. 58-59)

Editor's Page

Letters

Letters(p.4)