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Quantum chemistry

The little molecule that could

A Correction to this article was published on 29 April 2009

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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Figure 1: A different class of Rydberg molecule.


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