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Reactions triggered electrically

Single-molecule experiments have revealed that chemical reactions can be controlled using electric fields — and that the reaction rate is sensitive to both the direction and the strength of the applied field. See Letter p.88

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Figure 1: A chemical reaction controlled by an electric field.


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Xiang, L., Tao, N. Reactions triggered electrically. Nature 531, 38–39 (2016).

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