Bacteria-sized molecules created in lab

Linked cesium atoms could play role in quantum computing

cesium atoms

MAMMOTH MOLECULES  Pairs of cesium atoms (illustrated) can be bonded together into molecules the size of bacteria, like the E. coli shown here for scale. The outermost electron in each atom has been boosted to high energy, creating a state known as a Rydberg atom (indicated by asterisks).

Johannes Deiglmayr

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