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'Gyroscope' molecules form crystal that's both solid and full of motion


January 9, 2018

To make a solid crystal, molecules are generally so tightly packed together there's no room for any movement. It means that solid crystals -- despite their strength and durability -- have generally been ignored as having any possible function as molecular machines. Now, University of California, Los Angeles, researchers have formed a crystal out of molecules that look like gyroscopes. The crystal is externally solid but contains moving parts.Full Story

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