Aug 16, 2022

Physicists Finally Measure a Long Theorized Molecule Made From Light and Matter

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Physicists have just caught light acting the part of ‘glue’ between atoms, in a kind of loosely bonded molecule.

“We have succeeded for the first time in polarizing several atoms together in a controlled way, creating a measurable attractive force between them,” says University of Innsbruck physicist Matthias Sonnleitner.

Atoms connect to form molecules in a variety of ways, all involving a trade of charges as a kind of ‘superglue’.

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