IBM scientists first to image the charge distribution within a single molecule
IBM scientists were able to measure for the first time how charge is distributed within a single molecule. This achievement will enable fundamental scientific insights into single-molecule switching and bond formation between atoms and molecules. Furthermore, it introduces the possibility of imaging the charge distribution within functional molecular structures, which hold great promise for future applications such as solar photoconversion, energy storage, or molecular scale computing devices.

The scientific paper entitled "Imaging the charge distribution within a single molecule" by F. Mohn, L. Gross, N. Moll, and G. Meyer was published online in Nature Nanotechnology, DOI 10.1038/NNANO.2012.20 (26 February 2012).
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