Chemical Structure of Molecule Imaged for First Time

1 09 2009
This is a diagram of the pentacene molecule which researchers in Zurich imaged. Each corner of each hexagon represents a carbon atom, and the lines represent bonds. The double lines represent double bonds. Not present on this diagram are the hydrogen atoms bond to the periphery.

This is a diagram of the pentacene molecule which researchers in Zurich imaged. Each corner of each hexagon represents a carbon atom, and the lines represent bonds. The double lines represent double bonds. Not present on this diagram are the hydrogen atoms bond to the periphery.

IBM researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have for the first time imaged a molecule, bonds and all. We live in a time when the gates of wonder are being wrenched open by human ingenuity! Check out the BBC News article here for the stunning image. Thanks go out to the inimitable Sam Tung for bringing this to my attention!

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3 responses

1 09 2009
Ismail Mortada

Hi there….

this is incredibly nice, no it’s not only nice, I can say that it’s AMAZING……

I went to the article published on BBC news and had a look on the technology used, it’s really amazing…

Keep up the good wok on this nice Blog, I think I’ll be a daily visitor here 🙂

Best Regards
Ismail Mortada, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

1 09 2009
fascinatingscience

Yes it is truly absolutely incredible! I feel so very blessed to live in the time that we do. Granted, our world has many, many problems, but science gives me hope.

Thank you for the kind words about the blog, I am happy to receive a visitor from so far!

1 09 2009
thisisntcody

i don’t think you can fathom how happy this made me the first time i read the article…

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