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chirality cartoon

Light that switches direction every few billionths of a billionth of a second may be the fastest way yet to study ultrafast “mirror-image”...

Opposite Attraction: Magnets Separate Mirror-Image Crystals

The method may be used to purify drugs and numerous other chemicals 

separating chiral molecules illustration

Using lasers to separate chiral molecules had been predicted - but never before demonstrated

spin up, spin down

Sorting out right- and left-handed molecules magnetically could improve industrial processes

  (l-r) Profs. Zeev Vager and Dirk Schwalm and Dr. Oded Heber

A method developed at the Institute is rejuvenated; a molecular quiz is solved

(l-r) Tal Markus, and Profs. Zeev Vager and Ron Naaman. Putting a spin on it

Biological molecules that twist can sort out electrons by their spin.

Biological Molecules Select Their Spin
The finding that a biological molecule – DNA – can discern between quantum states known as spin could have relevance for both...
illustration: Separating molecules with light

From industrial processes to tiny pens, can light make electrons dance the quickstep?

Antibodies Know Right From Left
Knowing right from left is essential in many areas of life - even on the molecular level. Prof....