Cover Picture: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Hydrogen Molecules Trapped inside C70 Fullerene Cages (ChemPhysChem 13/2013)



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The quantization of the motion of hydrogen molecules confined inside C70 fullerenes is revealed by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. On p. 3121 S. Mamone et al. show how the symmetry and the magnetic shielding of the fullerene cages determine the shape of the nuclear wavefunction and the observable magnetic properties of the confined molecular hydrogen.

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