How’s this for a close-up: an image that can differentiate between the different chemical bonds in an individual molecule? That’s what IBM’s Zurich research lab is claiming in a paper published in Science. The paywalled piece is titled with the pizazz typical of science papers – Bond-Order Discrimination by Atomic Force …
That aint a buckyball, No pentagons, I think that image is one of the " polyaromatic hydrocarbons, which have linked rings of carbon atoms at their cores."
Re: Not C60
Indeed, the abstract agrees with you too.
Thanks commentards for picking up the mistake in the original version. I've now correctly identified the molecule as nanographene - Richard Chirgwin
Not sure if condescending or praising...
A bit more detail, no pay-wall:
"Not sure if condescending or praising..."
You might be new here, it's just a traditional part of El Reg's rich heritage.
my new desktop pic..
Fantastic work -
kudos to all concerned and thanks to Richard for posting this !...
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