Molecular networks provide new surface functionality and could enable the formation of more complex structures
Nanoporous molecular systems have become an interesting field. They are well reported as templates for positioning nano-objects and for having remarkable applications in catalysis. Now metal-organic monolayers can be grown in a controlled way using PTCDA molecules and iron, which form stable coordination-based structures over extended areas.
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