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"Icy Slopes"

This image was obtained with a scanning tunneling microscope and reveals that dibutylselenide molecules arrange themselves within specific areas of a gold surface. Molecular assembly offers a simple approach to molecular and mesoscale 2-D patterning. This straightforward technique is currently being studied for its many applications in fabricating nanoscale devices.

Visit Website | Image credit: April D. Jewell and Heather L. Tierney, Chemistry Department, Tufts University