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In step toward 'controlling chemistry,' physicists create a new type of molecule, atom by atom

September 13, 2017

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Using lasers, ion traps and ultra-cold atom traps, the University of California, Los Angeles, physicists have created a new type of molecule. Barium-oxygen-calcium (BaOCa+) is highly unusual, the first molecule composed of an oxygen atom bonded to two different metal atoms.Full Story

University of California, Los Angeles

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