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24_24i/2012Surfaces: Two-Dimensional Nanostructured Growth of Nanoclusters and Molecules on Insulating Surfaces (Adv. Mater. 24/2012)

Calculations show that the nanostructured Suzuki surface of Cd2+-doped NaCl crystals can be used to confine the growth of palladium into 2D cluster arrangements and of functionalized brominated pentahelicenes into 2D films. C. Barth et al. discover on page 3228 that the growth takes place in the Suzuki regions that contain Cd impurities, whereas almost no adsorption occurs in the pure regions. The Suzuki surface is an ideal model surface for nanostructuring metal clusters and molecules in general. The artwork was prepared with Blender (www.blender.org).

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