"CLAY: Hybrid films herald organic sensors, 'smart' materials"
Purdue University's Cliff Johnston describes one-nanometer thin films of crystalline clay on germanium substrates that promise to provide the scaffolding for smart materials with embedded organic sensors. Besides enabling faster, more sensitive sensors, marrying organic sensor monolayers with ultra-thin clay films enables "smart" materials that sense their own problems and alert users or even perform "self-healing" in remote applications such as robotic space exploration.
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Text: EETimes, June. 9, 2003, page 53