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Atomic, molecular & optical physics

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News

Cracking the code for single-molecule junctions

First accurate calculation of “porphyrin” conductance achieved

Strontium's nuclear 'spin symmetry' revealed

Discovery will be crucial for building yet more precise atomic clocks

Controlling ferromagnetic domains using light

Unexplained discovery could have major impact on data-storage methods

Electrons in magnetic field reveal surprises

Quantum properties dictate electrons' rotational frequency

In depth

Nanoscience debate rages on

Jon Cartwright looks at the debate surrounding "stripy nanoparticles"

Edible lasers and death rays

Jeff Hecht reviews an "old-fashioned cabinet of wonders" from the field of optics and photonics

Between the lines

Books about Einstein's quantum side and reductionism, reviewed by Margaret Harris

The power of YouTube

Philip Moriarty describes his experiences in front of the camera as one of the stars of the Sixty Symbols series of YouTube videos