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Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World

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This is the story of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schon who faked the discovery of a new superconductor made from plastic. A star researcher at the world-renowned Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, he claimed to have stumbled across a powerful method for making carbon-based crystals into transistors, the switches found on computer chips. Had his experiments worked, they would have paved the way for huge advances in technology--computer chips that we could stick on a dress or eyewear, or even use to make electronic screens ...

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Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World
2010, St. Martin's Griffin, New York

ISBN-13: 9780230623842

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Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World
2009, Palgrave MacMillan, New York

ISBN-13: 9780230224674

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