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July 7th, 2007

Insulating a molecular wire with a double helix wrapper

Abstract:
Chemists in Germany have invented an elegant way of insulating a molecular wire with a double helix wrapper. Researchers led by John Gladysz at the University of Erlangen synthesised molecular 'beanpoles' - where tethered carbon chains snake spontaneously around the central carbon wire, like runner bean plants twining around their supporting pole.

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