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Laser zooms in on molecules in motion


A new laser-powered spectrometer will allow scientists to study tiny moving molecules at very high resolution.

“Each electron can be thought of as a tiny magnet that senses the magnetic fields caused by atoms in its nano-neighborhood,” says UC Santa Barbara physicist Mark Sherwin.

“With FEL-powered EPR, we have shattered the electromagnetic bottleneck that EPR has faced, enabling electrons to report on faster motions occurring over longer distances than ever before.”

Full story at Futurity.

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