If you think microscopy is not useful to organic chemists, think again! A physics research group led by Professor Sabine Maier demonstrates how microscopy can be used to make and study fascinating carbon-based materials. The fact that there are different ways to combine carbon atoms means that it’s possible to create a variety of materials with unusual properties entirely from carbon. Anyone interested in the field of materials science will find this article intriguing and inspiring.
About the Author
Sabine Maier is a professor of physics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, where she leads a research team that focuses on using scanning probe microscopy to study materials at the molecular level.