Atomic bond types discernible in single-molecule images

A pioneering team from IBM in Zurich has published single-molecule images so detailed that the type of atomic bonds between their atoms can be discerned.

The same team took the first-ever single-molecule image in 2009 and more recently published images of a molecule shaped like the Olympic rings.

The new work opens up the prospect of studying imperfections in the “wonder material” graphene or plotting where electrons go during chemical reactions.

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2 comments on “Atomic bond types discernible in single-molecule images

  1. CharlietheCook says:

    Truly fascinating!

  2. sophy0075 says:

    What wonderful symmetry and beauty there is in God’s handiwork!