Energy transfer from one molecule to another over a distance of nanometres is a fundamental process of widespread relevance. Now, scanning probe techniques have been used to include an intermediary third molecule and to watch how energy flows through it.
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Kuhnke, K. Three’s molecular company. Nat. Chem. 13, 726–728 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-021-00761-8