Contacting Atoms (image) Universidad del País Vasco Caption This is an artistic view of an electric connection between a carbon-based 'football' molecule and a single metallic atom (gray ball). The researchers were able to quantify how the current depends on the chemical nature of the contacting atom. Credit UPV/EHU Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.