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":
- W. E. Moerner, Optical Spectroscopy of Individual
Molecules Trapped in Solids, AIP Conf. Proc. Vol. 323, AIP,
New York, 1995, p. 467.
- W. E. Moerner, "High-Resolution Optical Spectroscopy
of Single Molecules in Solids," Accounts of Chemical Research,
1996, 29, 563.
- K. M. Reese, "Plus ca change, plus c'cest
la meme guacamole," Chemical and Engineering News, March 10,
1997, p. 200.