Atomically precise bottom-up fabrication of graphene nanoribbons

@article{Cai2010AtomicallyPB,
  title={Atomically precise bottom-up fabrication of graphene nanoribbons},
  author={Jinming Cai and Pascal Ruffieux and Rached Jaafar and Marco Bieri and Th. Braun and S. Blankenburg and M. Muoth and Ari Paavo Seitsonen and Moussa Saleh and Xinliang Feng and Klaus M{\"u}llen and Roman Fasel},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={466},
  pages={470-473}
}
Graphene nanoribbons—narrow and straight-edged stripes of graphene, or single-layer graphite—are predicted to exhibit electronic properties that make them attractive for the fabrication of nanoscale electronic devices. In particular, although the two-dimensional parent material graphene exhibits semimetallic behaviour, quantum confinement and edge effects should render all graphene nanoribbons with widths smaller than 10 nm semiconducting. But exploring the potential of graphene nanoribbons is… 
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