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May 28, 2022

Scientists made a new kind of molecule bigger than some bacteria

Posted by in categories: chemistry, particle physics, quantum physics

A completely new kind of molecule has been made by combining an extremely cold ion and a super-sized atom. The unusual molecular bond between the two particles was thousands of times longer than those in most room-temperature molecules, and the method to make and study it could kick-start a new branch of ultracold quantum chemistry.

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