A new paper published in Nature Chemistry where molecular nanowires up to one micrometer long were grown on insulating materials using a novel radical polymerisation process. This addresses one of the key issues in molecular electronics – how to produce wires to connect components.
This was an interdisciplinary project involving some great teams of chemists, engineers and physicists based in Marseille and Besançon led by Christian Loppacher.
A readable summary can be found here and the full text can be viewed here.
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