Delving into the atomic realm
UCI-built apparatus helps scientists probe the unknown
Models and schematic diagrams are powerful tools for studying the fundamental workings of chemistry, but they’re not enough for Wilson Ho.
“Atoms, molecules and the bonds that hold them together – I want to see these things as they actually appear in nature,” says Ho, UCI’s Donald Bren Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry. “These phenomena are central to chemistry; it’s important to image them directly instead of just studying them from drawings in textbooks.”
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