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Nanoribbons from the bottom-up

The organic synthesis of graphene nanostructures requires exceptionally efficient chemistry and is made more challenging by difficulties in characterization and processing. Now, solution-dispersible graphene nanoribbons have been synthesized on the gram scale.

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Figure 1: A bottom-up synthetic approach to graphene nanoribbons and their characterization using scanning tunnelling microscopy.


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Hartley, C. Nanoribbons from the bottom-up. Nature Chem 6, 91–92 (2014).

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