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Handedness in quick time

The handedness of chiral molecules can be probed spectroscopically, but acquiring data can take hours, which is a problem for time-resolved studies. The latest method records such data in a flash.

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Figure 1: Optical polarization and optical activity.

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Vaccaro, P. Handedness in quick time. Nature 458, 289–290 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458289a

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