supermolecule

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supermolecule

[¦sü·pər′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(physical chemistry)
A single quantum-mechanical entity presumably formed by two reacting molecules and in existence only during the collision process; a concept in the hard-sphere collision theory of chemical kinetics.
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FIGURE 1 MOLECULAR ENGINEERING OF DENDRIMER IMAGING SUPERMOLECULES
Finally, they need to assemble these super-atoms into supermolecules and find out what new materials emerge.
Katsuhiko Ariga is the director of the Supermolecules Group at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.