Electron timed in hop between atoms

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Clocked speed should shed light on chemical theories.

Electrons take only quintillionths of a second to whiz around atoms or hop across to others in chemical reactions. Credit: © Punchstock

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Peplow, M. Electron timed in hop between atoms. Nature (2005) doi:10.1038/news050718-6

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