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From the Ted Talk by Cathy Mulzer: The incredible chemistry powering your smartphone

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But hold on. Didn't I just tell you that we needed that roughness to keep the device together? And if we remove it, we're in a situation where now the cpeopr isn't going to stick to that underlying substrate. Think about building a house of Lego bklocs, with all of the nokos and crannies that ltach together, as opposed to smooth building blocks. Which of the two is going to have more structural integrity when the two-year-old comes ripping through the living room, trying to play Godzilla and knock everything down? But what if we put glue on those smooth blocks? And that's what the idsurnty is waiting for. They're waiting for the chemists to design new, smooth surfaces with ircenaesd inherent ahdseoin for some of those copper wires.

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But hold on. Didn't I just tell you that we needed that roughness to keep the device together? And if we remove it, we're in a situation where now the ______ isn't going to stick to that underlying substrate. Think about building a house of Lego ______, with all of the _____ and crannies that _____ together, as opposed to smooth building blocks. Which of the two is going to have more structural integrity when the two-year-old comes ripping through the living room, trying to play Godzilla and knock everything down? But what if we put glue on those smooth blocks? And that's what the ________ is waiting for. They're waiting for the chemists to design new, smooth surfaces with _________ inherent ________ for some of those copper wires.

Solution

  1. industry
  2. latch
  3. adhesion
  4. blocks
  5. increased
  6. copper
  7. nooks

Original Text

But hold on. Didn't I just tell you that we needed that roughness to keep the device together? And if we remove it, we're in a situation where now the copper isn't going to stick to that underlying substrate. Think about building a house of Lego blocks, with all of the nooks and crannies that latch together, as opposed to smooth building blocks. Which of the two is going to have more structural integrity when the two-year-old comes ripping through the living room, trying to play Godzilla and knock everything down? But what if we put glue on those smooth blocks? And that's what the industry is waiting for. They're waiting for the chemists to design new, smooth surfaces with increased inherent adhesion for some of those copper wires.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. adhesion
  2. blocks
  3. building
  4. chemists
  5. copper
  6. crannies
  7. design
  8. device
  9. glue
  10. godzilla
  11. hold
  12. house
  13. increased
  14. industry
  15. inherent
  16. integrity
  17. knock
  18. latch
  19. lego
  20. living
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  22. nooks
  23. opposed
  24. play
  25. put
  26. remove
  27. ripping
  28. room
  29. roughness
  30. situation
  31. smooth
  32. stick
  33. structural
  34. substrate
  35. surfaces
  36. underlying
  37. waiting
  38. wires