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From accident to lab to Nobel Prize: Read about Alan MacDiarmid and plastic batteries

An inadvertent addition of more than the recommended catalyst during an experiment in Japan led a U.S. researcher to the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. At the OSTI DOE R&D Accomplishments website you can find out how Alan MacDiarmid made this happen, and you can get resources with additional information and related patents. DOE R&D Accomplishments is a central forum for information about significant outcomes of past DOE R&D widely recognized as remarkable advancements in science.

Last updated on Tuesday 17 September 2013