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Putting a New Spin on Molecule Design

News   Nov 12, 2018 | Original story from Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

 
Putting a New Spin on Molecule Design

When rotated rapidly, symmetric molecules like phosphine (PH) lose their symmetry: The bond between phosphorus and hydrogen along the axis of rotation is shorter than the other two such bonds. Depending on the direction of rotation, two mirror-inverted versions of the molecule are formed. Credit: DESY, Andrey Yachmenev

 
 
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