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Thursday, May 12, 2016

3D Holograms Of The Atoms Inside Molecular Structures

Scientists Make 3D Holograms of Atoms Inside Molecular Structures

Lisa Zyga | May 3, 2016

Researchers have developed the first imaging technique that can clearly see inside molecular structures, and have used it to create 3D holograms of the atomic arrangements inside these structures. Before now, reliable imaging techniques (for example, scanning tunneling microscopy) could only scan the surfaces of molecules. The ability to peer deep inside a molecular structure and see all of the individual atoms will be essential for developing new materials and understanding their unique physical and chemical properties.

"This is the first time that anyone has been able to clearly see inside molecular structures with this degree of accuracy, and it's hoped that the technology will lead to a better understanding of the unique properties of different kinds of molecules, whether in biological systems, or crazy new materials." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (Scientists make 3D holograms of atoms inside molecular structures. Published on May 4, 2016) and (New 3D holograms are giving scientists an unprecedented glimpse inside molecules. The future is here. May 9, 2016)>

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