Monday, April 27, 2009

Making Molecules and History

BBC News Science and Environment- "World First for Strange Molecule"

Scientists at Stuttgart University have "created" the Rydberg molecule, a theorized molecule that was impossible to create because of the incredibly low temperatures needed to work with the molecule's two electrons. The molecule was originally theorized by Enrico Fermi in 1924, but it was solely a theorized example because of the lack of technology to make the incredibly cold environment needed to "make" the molecule. The creation of the bond has confirmed "long-held fundamental atomic theories".


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