Order from a Mess: The Growth of 5-Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons.

  title={Order from a Mess: The Growth of 5-Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons.},
  author={Alejandro Berdonces‐Layunta and Fabian Schulz and Fernando Aguilar-Galindo and James Lawrence and Mohammed S G Mohammed and Matthias K Muntwiler and Jorge Lobo-Checa and Peter Liljeroth and Dimas G. Oteyza},
  journal={ACS nano},
The advent of on-surface chemistry under vacuum has vastly increased our capabilities to synthesize carbon nanomaterials with atomic precision. Among the types of target structures that have been synthesized by these means, graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) have probably attracted the most attention. In this context, the vast majority of GNRs have been synthesized from the same chemical reaction: Ullmann coupling followed by cyclodehydrogenation. Here, we provide a detailed study of the growth… Expand

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