3_08/2007Cover Picture: Nanostructuring with a Crosslinkable Discotic Material (Small 8/2007)

The cover picture shows carbon nanotubes fabricated on a substrate; a discotic, columnar hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene derivative carrying acrylate units can be nanostructured on surfaces by a templated polymerization process. Controlled crosslinking allows the organization of the liquid-crystalline material to be fixed in either the crystalline state using photon energy or the mesophase using thermal energy. For further information, please read the Full Paper by K. Müllen and co-workers, beginning on page 1438.

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