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Superatoms Mimic Elements: Research Gives New Perspective on Periodic Table

Caption: The team used photoelectron imaging spectroscopy to examine similarities between a nickel atom and a titanium-monoxide molecule. Left: Graphical displays of energy peaks were similar between a nickel atom and a titanium-monoxide molecule. Right: Bright spots in the images, which correspond to the energy of the electrons emitted during their removal from the atoms' outer shells, appeared to be similar between a nickel atom (right, top) and a titanium-monoxide molecule (right, bottom).

Credit: Castleman lab, Penn State University

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