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Molecular freeze frame

High-resolution images of shape changes in retinal — a molecule that plays a key role in vision — allow us to see what happens when we see.

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Figure 1: Schematic diagram of the cis–trans isomerization of retinal — an important molecule in the vision process — attached to a C60 molecule.

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Kuk, Y. Molecular freeze frame. Nature Nanotech 2, 391–392 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2007.198

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