April 26, 2013

Movement of pyrrole molecules defy ‘classical’ physics

Quantum laws loom ever larger in physical world as new research finds quantum phenomena in effect on a molecular level

New research shows that movement of the ring-like molecule pyrrole over a metal surface runs counter to the centuries-old laws of ‘classical’ physics that govern our everyday world.

Using uniquely sensitive experimental techniques, scientists have found that laws of quantum physics - believed primarily to influence at only sub-atomic levels – can actually impact on a molecular level.