Single molecule’s stunning image

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The detailed chemical structure of a single molecule has been imaged for the first time, say researchers.

The physical shape of single carbon nanotubes has been outlined before, using similar techniques – but the new method even shows up chemical bonds.

Understanding molecular structure on this scale could help in the design of many things on the molecular scale, particularly electronics or even drugs.

This is astonishing. The things we could make, understanding these structures.

It is the same group that in July reported the feat of measuring the charge on a single atom.

Made me think of reboot’s paper.

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