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Cold Snapshot of a Molecular Rotary Motor Captured by High-Resolution Rotational Spectroscopy

Cold Snapshot of a Molecular Rotary Motor Captured by High-Resolution Rotational Spectroscopy
Ben L. Feringa, Sérgio R. Domingos, Arjen Cnossen, Melanie Schnell, Wybren J. Buma, Wesley R. Browne
An artificial molecular motor has been studied by chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy. In their Communication (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704221), M. Schnell et al. combine high-resolution spectroscopy with supersonic jets to capture a snapshot of the functional nanomachine in the gas phase. In the cover picture, a cold molecular beam of the molecular motors is probed using microwave fields with aligned dipole moments. The spectral film shows highly resolved rotational transitions, which led to an unambiguous structural assignment.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201706617

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