Gallery: Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could R...

 

Scientists from IBM Research Zurich just created a tiny 5-ringed molecule called olympicene that is only 1.2 nanometers wide— about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. The new graphite molecule is remarkably strong, and it could prove invaluable in a range of applications including solar panels and LED systems.

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