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Chirality

Organic films with a twist

Nature volume 426, pages 615616 (11 December 2003) | Download Citation

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Left- and right-handed helical molecules form mirror-image chiral crystals on a copper substrate. It seems that the substrate and the molecules work in concert to determine the handedness of the crystal domains.

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  1. Michael D. Ward is in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, 421 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0132, USA. wardx004@umn.edu

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