Organic electronics, plastic electronics or polymer electronics, is a branch of electronics dealing with conductive polymers and conductive small molecules. It is called 'organic' electronics because the polymers and small molecules are carbon-based. This contrasts with traditional electronics, which relies on inorganic conductors and semiconductors, such as copper and silicon, respectively.
Most polymer electronics are laminar electronics, a category that also includes transparent electronic package and paper based electronics.
In addition to organic charge transfer complexes, technically, electrically conductive polymers are mostly derivatives of polyacetylene black (the "simplest melanin"). Examples include polyacetylene (PA; more specificially iodine-doped trans-polyacetylene); polyaniline (PANI), when doped with a protonic acid; and poly(dioctyl-bithiophene) (PDOT).
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