‘Olympic rings’ molecule olympicene in striking image

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Olympicene radical AFM Laplace filtered. The black bar corresponds to 0.5 nm. Credit: IBM Research – Zurich, University of Warwick, Royal Society of Chemistry

Scientists have created and imaged the smallest possible five-ringed structure.
A collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the University of Warwick and IBM Research – Zurich has allowed the scientists to bring a single molecule to life in a using a combination of clever synthetic chemistry and state-of-the-art imaging techniques

Written by physicsgg

May 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Posted in Chemistry

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