• Chirality in 'real-time'

    5 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Distinguishing between left-handed and right-handed molecules is crucial in chemistry and the life sciences, and is commonly done using a method called circular dichroism. However, during biochemical reactions the chiral character of molecules may change. Scientists have for the first time developed a method that uses ultrashort deep-ultraviolet pulses to accurately probe such changes in real-time in molecular systems.
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