Impact of heterocirculene molecular symmetry upon two-dimensional crystallization


Despite the development of crystal engineering, it remains a great challenge to predict the crystal structure even for the simplest molecules, and a clear link between molecular and crystal symmetry is missing in general. Here we demonstrate that the two-dimensional (2D) crystallization of heterocirculenes on a Au(111) surface is greatly affected by the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep05415