Chemists tie a knot using  only 54 atoms

Scientists at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created a remarkable invention

They have inadvertently created the smallest and the tightest knot ever, consisting of a mere 54 atoms.

With this invention, the scientists at these universities have also surpassed a 2020 record in China.

The 54 atoms in this incredible microscopic tangle twist around three times into an interlacing loop called a trefoil knot.

These atoms have no loose ends and also hold importance in the Mathematical Knot Theory.

This theory implies the study of closed curves in three dimensions, and their possible deformations without one part cutting through another.

Also, an interesting feature of this knot is that it is in the shape of a clove and is the simplest of the nontrivial knots.

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