The Mole vs. the GUACAMole!

What is a GUACAmole? A guacamole is one single molecule [that is, 1/(Avocado's Number) of moles]. Read the basics of single-molecule spectroscopy in the Research Section for details. Here are few citations noting our definition of "guacamole":

  1. W. E. Moerner, “Optical Spectroscopy of Individual Molecules Trapped in Solids,” AIP Conf. Proc. Vol. 323, AIP, New York, 1995, p. 467.

  2. W. E. Moerner, "High-Resolution Optical Spectroscopy of Single Molecules in Solids," Accounts of Chemical Research, 1996, 29, 563.

  3. K. M. Reese, "Plus ca change, plus c'cest la meme guacamole," Chemical and Engineering News, March 10, 1997, p. 200.