So-called Archimedean tessellations are often associated with very special properties, for example unusual electrical conductivity, special light reflectivity or extreme mechanical strength.
Y. Zhang, M. Paszkiewicz, P. Du, L. Zhang, T. Lin, Z. Chen, S. Klyatskaya, M. Ruben, A. P. Seitsonen, J. V. Barth, and F. Klappenberger
Complex supramolecular interfacial tessellation through convergent multistep reaction of a dissymmetric simple organic precursor
Nature Chemistry 2017. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2924