When researchers dream about electronics of the future, they more or less dream of pouring liquids into a beaker, stirring them together and decanting a computer out onto the table. This field of research is known as self-assembling molecular electronics. But, getting chemical substances to self-assemble into electronic components is just as complicated as it sounds.
Template-Guided Ionic Self-Assembled Molecular Materials and Thin Films with Nanoscopic Order. ChemNanoMat (2015) | DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201500064