Molecular orbitals of a portion of DNA molecule
The molecular orbitals of a portion of DNA molecule, a key component of the genetic code.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants MCB 1616590, MCB 1244570, PHY 1430124 and ACI 1713784.]
Learn more about this research in the University of Illinois news story Team brings subatomic resolution to computational microscope. (Date image taken: February 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 18, 2020)
Credit: Marcelo Melo and Rafael C. Bernardi, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Images and other media in the National Science Foundation Multimedia Gallery are available for use in print and electronic material by NSF employees, members of the media, university staff, teachers and the general public. All media in the gallery are intended for personal, educational and nonprofit/non-commercial use only.
Images credited to the National Science Foundation, a federal agency, are in the public domain. The images were created by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared by contractors as "works for hire" for NSF. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with a "Courtesy: National Science Foundation" notation.
Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.
Download the high-resolution PNG version of the image. (2.9 MB)
Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.