Templated Growth of Metal–Organic Coordination Chains at Surfaces (pages 6142–6145)
Thomas Classen, Guido Fratesi, Giovanni Costantini, Stefano Fabris, Frank Louis Stadler, Cheolkyu Kim, Stefano de Gironcoli, Stefano Baroni and Klaus Kern
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200502007
Line them up: Metal–organic chains (see scanning tunneling microscopy image) have been created in situ by self-organized growth at a metal surface under ultrahigh vacuum. These 1D arrangements of metal centers (Fe, Cu), regularly spaced by organic linkers such as trimesitylic acid, open new possibilities for the study of low-dimensional magnetism.