A diagram of the Carbon-60 buckyball guest molecule, with a second layer of host molecules formed around it (Image: Neil Champness)
In a milestone for nanotechnology, scientists have built three-dimensional molecular structures on a surface for the first time ever. Previously, it had only been possible to create two-dimensional structures in this way. The research team from the University of Nottingham believe that the technique will boost the development of new optical, electronic and molecular computing technologies.
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