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May 19, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 20
May 19, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 20
Low-cost alternative to classic methods for making electronic devices exploits molecular self-assembly
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 8-12)
The largest chemical firms posted another strong year in 2013 (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Three groups publish easy, do-it-yourself directions for printing three-dimensional molecular models and crystal structures (pp. 32-33)
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(pp. 26-27)
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(pp. 28-29)