11 October 2002
Vol 298, Issue 5592

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER Artist's impression of two nearby molecules that "couple" (upper image), lose their individualities, and give rise to new spectral features (lower image). By combining high-resolution laser spectroscopy and scanning probe techniques, it is now possible to look deep into the world of fluorescent molecules even if they are only a few nanometers apart. 385 [Image: C. Hettich]