Researchers have revealed the first images of the charge distribution in a single molecule, viewing an obscure dance of electrons at tiny scales. Details are reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. It is an alternate of the tiny force microscopy that permitted the first molecular image in 2009.
The similar team is responsible for the quantity of charge on single atoms, as well as the first picture of a solo particle in a logic the new-fangled labor is a mixture of those two views. The deception of naphthalocyanine, although, is that by applying a voltage to the molecule unswervingly, two hydrogen atoms at its centre change spaces and the electrons rearrange to reverse arms of the X.