Evidence for Band-Like Transport in Graphene-Based Organic Monolayers



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Evidence for a band-like, lateral transport of electrons through the cores of HBC-thiolates, forming a highly ordered self-assembled monolayer (SAM) containing a very regular array of HBC-cores, is provided based on a detailed analysis of temperature-dependent scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) data recorded for islands of aromatic SAMs immersed in an insulating matrix.