A single-molecule van der Waals compass

A single-molecule van der Waals compass
A single-molecule van der Waals compass

Nature, Published online: 21 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03429-y

The orientation of a rotating para-xylene molecule in the nanochannel of a zeolite framework can be visualised by electron microscopy to determine the host–guest van der Waals interaction inside the channel.A single-molecule van der Waals compass
Source: Nature