Stepwise Synthesis of Copper Chains (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption A cartoon by Dr. Rivada-Wheelaghan shows the simple stepwise process of copper atom chain synthesis using a dynamic ligand. Copper atoms can be added or removed one by one to make chains of different lengths. Credit Orestes Rivada-Wheelaghan/OIST Usage Restrictions Image should be credited to Orestes Rivada-Wheelaghan/OIST Share Print E-Mail 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.