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Love Triumphs Over Hate to Make Exotic New Compound
January 24, 2013
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound, and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct. He and his colleagues are the first to permanently interlock two identical tetracationic rings that normally are repelled by each other. Many experts had said it couldn't be done. The new compound has attractive electronic characteristics and can be made quickly and inexpensively.
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