posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 02:25 PM
I noticed they reported that the electron was ionized away from the nitrogen molecule and then they measured the EM radiation it emitted as it
returned to it's current state. That's very interesting, reminds me of a LASER.
This is a good step towards reaction monitoring also. It will still be a while before this technology will be available for industrial use.
I have the feeling that creating an image of the electron clouds of larger molecules will be much more difficult. Especially when you look at some of
the transition metals that have more complexe electron clouds.
I dont think we will neccessarily see the basic s, p, d, f, etc. electron clouds, but we will probably see hybridized clouds such as the multiple sp
hybrids in the p groups. This makes me wonder about the possiblilites of isolating electron clouds from other electron clouds, just think about the