Issue Date: April 15, 2013
Developing Superatom Science
Mild-mannered atoms go about their business, perhaps transferring a few electrons or assembling into molecules. But in some cases, when they gather into superatom structures such as clusters or dendrimers, atoms can garner newfound powers.
Superatoms are stable assemblies of atoms or molecules that create discrete new species with unique atomlike properties; examples are inorganic clusters or dendrimers. “It’s not just the sum of the pieces,” says Donald A. Tomalia, founder and chief executive officer . . .
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