Boron Nitride Nanomesh: Functionality from a Corrugated Monolayer (pages 5115–5119)
Simon Berner, Martina Corso, Roland Widmer, Oliver Groening, Robert Laskowski, Peter Blaha, Karlheinz Schwarz, Andrii Goriachko, Herbert Over, Stefan Gsell, Matthias Schreck, Hermann Sachdev, Thomas Greber and Jürg Osterwalder
Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200700234
A nanotemplate surface that functions as a regular array of traps for molecules such as naphthalocyanine (see picture) is provided by a nanomesh of hexagonal BN on Rh(111), which has now been identified as a single, complete monolayer. The 2-nm-sized pores form at regions where the layer binds strongly to the underlying metal, while the regular network of mesh wires corresponds to regions where the layer is not bonded to the substrate.