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Syracuse University Chemist Develops Technique to Use Light to Predict Molecular Crystal Structures
March 23, 2011
A Syracuse University chemist has developed a way to use very low frequency light waves to study the weak forces (London dispersion forces) that hold molecules together in a crystal.
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