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Carbon origami

Nature volume 486, pages 327328 (21 June 2012) | Download Citation

A reaction that folds up large aromatic molecules and fixes them into bowl shapes expands opportunities for making nanometre-scale objects from single sheets of carbon. Such objects have potential applications in electronics.

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  1. Jay S. Siegel is at the Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich CH-8057, Switzerland.

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