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Two-dimensional crystals

Through the looking glass

A mechanism for switching the chirality of molecules adsorbed on gold surfaces offers a thermally activated approach to growing two-dimensional crystals of a single enantiomer.

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Figure 1: Molecules adsorbed on a solid surface can become chiral and segregate into two different 2D crystalline domains.


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Richardson, N. Through the looking glass. Nature Mater 5, 91–92 (2006).

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