The image shows a relief map of the induced current density — one of several state-of-the-art methods for examining aromaticity — applied to a tri-thorium cluster. The height of plots are proportional to the current intensity at each point.

Assessing aromaticity in actinide clusters

Aromaticity is a controversial topic but the development of state-of-the-art probes can help to assess the aromaticity of heavy element clusters.

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