Molecule of the Month
|Nitrogen-Doped Porous Nanoribbons|
The level of control chemistry is reaching in the synthesis of graphene-type structures is fascinating. In a joint study, nitrogen-doped porous graphene nanoribbons (N-GNRs) were synthesized for the first time. These N-GNRs are ladder-type molecules whose crystal lattice contains both periodic pores and a regular pattern of nitrogen atoms.
This collaborative project has been taken forward between research groups at DCB (Prof. Robert Häner, Prof. em. Silvio Decurtins, Prof. Ulrich Aschauer, PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu), Department of Physics at the University of Basel, Department of Physics at the University of Lancaster, and School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.