MFOCCs (Molecules Functionalized with Optical Cycling Centers) are new molecules with the unusual property that they retain atom-like scattering behavior despite the fact that the optically active atom is chemically bound to others.  Species of this type would be capable of state preparation and readout for quantum information processing.  Our group, in collaboration with 6 others, has begun a new project trying to implement these ideas in the lab.  Interested readers can find out more here. Figure: Maxim Ivanov