From Molecules to Materials: Current Trends and Future Directions (pages 1297–1336)
Paul Alivisatos, Paul F. Barbara, A. Welford Castleman, Jack Chang, David A. Dixon, Michael L. Klein, George L. McLendon, Joel S. Miller, Mark A. Ratner, Peter J. Rossky, Samuel I. Stupp and Mark E. Thompson
Version of Record online: 8 JAN 1999 | DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-4095(199811)10:16<1297::AID-ADMA1297>3.0.CO;2-7
The development, characterization, and exploitation of novel materials based on the assembly of molecular components is an exceptionally active and rapidly expanding field. This review presents examples of the critical role of cross-disciplinary research in achieving designed molecule-based materials. The Figure shows a near-field scanning optical microscopy image of a mesostructure of an organic thin-film sample.