Story: MacDiarmid, Alan Graham

Early example of polyacetylene

Early example of polyacetylene

Alan MacDiarmid worked on polyacetylene, later known to be a conducting form of plastic, with Japanese scientist Hideki Shirakawa. This is an early example of the substance.

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Reference: Acc. 2011.003, item 17

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Paul Callaghan. 'MacDiarmid, Alan Graham', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)