The creation of diatomic molecules bound by roaming electrons that allow a huge internuclear distance is some achievement. It opens the door to further experimental exploitation of the principles involved.
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Greene, C. The little molecule that could. Nature 458, 975–976 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458975a
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