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To conclude the monograph, a summary of the state of the art and some more recent results for supramolecular surface systems will be presented in the context of the variety of surface assembly techniques that exist and the wide range of supramolecular chemistries displayed there. The fundamental scientific questions that are already being answered thanks to confinement in two dimensions as well as to the ability to probe the systems with (at times) atomic resolution is raising potential challenges for more complex three-dimensional systems. In addition, previously unseen detail into the states of matter and their growth are being revealed, and thus the surface-based systems are acting as models for bulk phenomena where, at times, precise information is at best challenging to attain. The potential applications for the knowledge gained in areas such as responsive coatings, materials for electronics or photovoltaic cell active layers will be shown. Some possible routes for advancement in the area are discussed in the context of groundbreaking research. While perhaps not a roadmap, the chapter highlights some fascinating places to explore.

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