glowing bananas

October 13, 2008 at 2:58 pm | | crazy figure contest, literature

Great paper in Angew. from Nick Turro and others: Blue Luminescence of Ripening BananasAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 1-5.

The figures are deliciously entertaining!


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  1. Worst figure contest??? That is an excellent figure.

    Comment by Will — October 14, 2008 #

  2. I know. One of the best figures I’ve seen. But “worst” is a flexible term, here. :)

    Comment by sam — October 14, 2008 #

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