Chemical reaction yields "tapes" of porphin molecules

Flexible tapes from the nanoworld

2014-08-15 – News from the Physics Department

Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM). These structures could find versatile applications. Via direct coupling on a silver surface, the scientists successfully formed dimers and short chains of porphine molecules without contaminating by-products.

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