Bell Labs’ claims to have manufactured transistors consisting of a single-molecule switch are being met with skepticism in the scientific community, following difficulties in reproducing the experiment. Now a panel has been formed to investigate research misconduct related to not only that claim, but others regarding organic transistors.

There are several stories about the extremely tiny transistors and the innovative ways of assembling them which Lucent has been working on. A reader’s summary of a subscriber-only story on Science’s website suggests that there is strong evidence that some of the data in the published papers was faked.