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Reacting molecule in cavity of inert gas atoms

A molecule reacting inside a cavity made up of nonreactive gas atoms

A computer generated image of a molecule reacting inside a cavity made up of nonreactive gas atoms. The cavity is created by irradiation of neighboring molecules and its shape influences the course of the reaction. (Year of image: 2002)

Credit: From the research of Professor Howard E. Zimmerman and Evgueni E. Nesterov, Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin

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