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Handedness detected by microwaves

Traditional methods for detecting and identifying the handedness of molecules — their chirality — have been based on the same theoretical concept. A technique has been reported that departs from this paradigm. See Letter p.475

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Figure 1: A new mechanism for chiroptical spectroscopy.


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