Atoms and bonds

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  • silicon sphere
    Opinion

    A new definition of the mole

    2 March 2018

    The story behind changing the unit at the heart of chemistry

  • A man using a ultraviolet tanning bed
    Podcast

    Melanin

    22 February 2018

    A family of biological pigments that make life more colourful

  • An atomic force microscopes at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Polish Academy of Science in Krakow
    Research

    Dirty AFM probes mess with microscopy measurements

    20 February 2018

    Proper cleaning of atomic force microscopy cantilever tips called for to rid them of silicone oils

  • Periodic table of the elements – 118 – Oganesson
    Podcast

    Oganesson

    15 February 2018

    Meet Yuri Oganessian, the elemental explorer forever immortalised on the periodic table

  • Periodic table of the elements – 117 – Tennessine
    Podcast

    Tennessine

    14 February 2018

    Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine

  • Periodic table of the elements – 116 – Livermorium
    Podcast

    Livermorium

    13 February 2018

    Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table

  • Periodic table of the elements – 115 – Moscovium
    Podcast

    Moscovium

    12 February 2018

    The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed

  • Periodic table of the elements – 114 – Flerovium
    Podcast

    Flerovium

    9 February 2018

    How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions

  • Molecule gif sequence ref 3 imaging single molecule reaction intermediates stabilized sixteen 9 for site hero 5
    Feature

    Watching molecular movies

    9 February 2018

    Rachel Brazil goes behind the scenes of molecular film sets

  • Periodic table of the elements – 113 – Nihonium
    Podcast

    Nihonium

    8 February 2018

    The element that realised a Japanese national dream