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  • Chemical reactions break free from energy barriers using flyby trajectories

    Photo of researchers Yun Liu and Jeffrey Moore

    Researchers Yun Liu, left, and Jeffrey Moore are the first to use mechanical force to access unconventional chemical reaction pathways along potential energy surfaces. The new technique could help researchers produce fuels, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals and other materials more efficiently.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Yun Liu, email yunliu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Flyby reaction trajectories: Chemical dynamics under extrinsic force” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1126/science.abi7609.