Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Surface chemistry

Making the right connections

How do you create a molecular circuit board? Covalently coupling different molecules in a sequential manner in surface-based nanostructures opens up new possibilities and hopes for molecular electronics.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Relevant articles

Open Access articles citing this article.

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Covalently coupled bimolecular arrays on surfaces.

References

  1. Grill, L. et al. Nature Chem. 4, 215–220 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Grill, L. et al. Nature Nanotech. 2, 687–691 (2007).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Russell, J. C. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 4220–4223 (2011).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  4. Cai, J. et al. Nature 466, 470–473 (2010).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. Treier, M. et al. Nature Chem. 3, 61–67 (2011).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  6. Treier, M., Fasel, R., Champness, N. R., Argent, S. & Richardson, N. V. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 1209–1214 (2009).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Rogers, J. A., Lagally, M. G. & Nuzzo, R. G. Nature 477, 45–53 (2011).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Neil R. Champness.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Champness, N. Making the right connections. Nature Chem 4, 149–150 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1276

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1276

This article is cited by

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing