Wednesday, August 31, 2016

High-speed 'electron camera' films atomic nuclei in vibrating molecules

An ultrafast 'electron camera' has made the first direct snapshots of atomic nuclei in molecules that are vibrating within millionths of a billionth of a second after being hit by a laser pulse. The method, called ultrafast electron diffraction, could help scientists better understand the role of nuclear motions in light-driven processes that naturally occur on extremely fast timescales.

No comments:

Post a Comment