self-assembly

Janus Graphene: Scalable Self-Assembly and Solution-Phase Orthogonal Functionalization

Orthogonal functionalization of 2D materials by selective assembly at interfaces provides opportunities to create new materials with transformative properties. Challenges remain in realizing controllable, scalable surface-selective, and orthogonal …

Template-Directed Synthesis of a Conjugated Zinc Porphyrin Nanoball

We report the template-directed synthesis of a π-conjugated 14-porphyrin nanoball. This structure consists of two intersecting nanorings containing six and 10 porphyrin units. Fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy experiments demonstrate that …