Chemistry / Organic Synthesis

Si(111) Surface 7×7 Reconstruction    |    Yan Liang

The Si(111) 7×7 reconstruction was one of the most intriguing problems in surface science. It took surface scientists over 25 years to determine its structure. This 4-minute long animation tries to help the viewers understand and enjoy the beauty of this complicated surface structure.

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Diversity Oriented Synthesis    |    Eric Keller

A step-by-step depiction of a diversity-oriented organic synthesis reaction on beads (created for Professor Stuart Schreiber at Harvard/Broad). At the same time as the camera follows the reaction in 3D showing bond rearrangements, the viewer can simultaneously follow the reaction in standard stick notation at the bottom of the screen.

» View the animation at National Institute of General Medical Sciences - NIGMS