News tagged with molecular structures

The updated crystalline sponge method

X-ray crystallographic analysis is one of the only methods that provides direct information on molecular structures at the atomic level. The method, however, has the intrinsic limitation that the target molecules must be ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Type of ice reveals the age of comets

The ice buried inside comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko is mainly found in crystalline form, which implies that it originated in the protosolar nebula and is therefore the same age as the Solar System. This discovery was made ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Space Exploration
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