Publications

29. Yanwei Xiong, Kurtis Borne, Andrés Moreno Carrascosa, Sajib Kumar Saha, Kyle J. Wilkin, Mengqi Yang, Surjendu Bhattacharyya, Keyu Chen, Wenpeng Du, Lingyu Ma, Nathan Marshall, J. Pedro F. Nunes, Shashank Pathak, Zane Phelps, Xuan Xu, Haiwang Yong, Kenneth Lopata, Peter M. Weber, Artem Rudenko, Daniel Rolles and Martin Centurion
''Strong-field induced fragmentation and isomerization of toluene probed by ultrafast femtosecond electron diffraction and mass spectrometry'' 
Faraday Discussions, published online Dec/14/2020 .

28. K Ledbetter, E Biasin, JPF Nunes, M Centurion, KJ Gaffney, M Kozina, M-F Lin, X Shen, J Yang, XJ Wang, TJA Wolf, AA Cordones
''Photodissociation of aqueous I3- observed with liquid-phase ultrafast mega-electron-volt electron diffraction'' 
Structural Dynamics 7, 064901 (2020) .

This article appeared on the cover of Structural Dyanmics, and was featured on Scilight: “Electron diffraction method tracks molecules in solutions”.

27. Yanwei Xiong, Kyle J. Wilkin, Martin Centurion
''High-resolution movies of molecular rotational dynamics captured with ultrafast electron diffraction'' 
Physical Review Research 2, 043064 (2020) .

26. Jie Yang, Xiaolei Zhu, J. Pedro F. Nunes, Jimmy K. Yu, Robert M. Parrish, Thomas J. A. Wolf, Martin Centurion , Markus Gühr, Renkai Li, Yusong Liu , Bryan Moore, Mario Niebuhr , Suji Park, Xiaozhe Shen , Stephen Weathersby , Thomas Weinacht , Todd J. Martinez, Xijie Wang
''Simultaneous observation of nuclear and electronic dynamics by ultrafast electron diffraction'' 
Science 368, 885–889 (2020) .

25. Yusong Liu, Spencer L. Horton, Jie Yang, J. Pedro F. Nunes, Xiaozhe Shen, Thomas J. A. Wolf, Ruaridh Forbes, Chuan Cheng, Bryan Moore, Martin Centurion, Kareem Hegazy, Renkai Li, Ming-Fu Lin, Albert Stolow, Paul Hockett, Tamás Rozgonyi, Philipp Marquetand, Xijie Wang, and Thomas Weinacht
"Spectroscopic and Structural Probing of Excited-State Molecular Dynamics with Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Electron Diffraction" 
Phys. Rev. X 10, 021016(2020) .

24. J. P. F. Nunes, K. Ledbetter, M. Lin, M. Kozina, D. P. DePonte, E. Biasin, M. Centurion, C. J. Crissman, M. Dunning, S. Guillet, K. Jobe, Y. Liu, M. Mo, X. Shen, R. Sublett, S. Weathersby, C. Yoneda, T. J. A. Wolf, J. Yang, A. A. Cordones, and X. J. Wang
"Liquid-phase mega-electron-volt ultrafast electron diffraction" 
Structural Dynamics 7, 024301 (2020) .

23. M. Centurion
"Structural Dynamics in Molecules Observed with Femtosecond X-Ray Pulses" 
Chem, Volume 5, Issue 9(2019) .

22. X. Shen, J. P. F. Nunes, J. Yang, R. K. Jobe, R. K. Li, M. F. Lin, B. Moore, M. Niebuhr, S. P. Weathersby, T. J. A. Wolf, C. Yoneda, M. Guehr, M. Centurion, X. J. Wang
"Femtosecond gas-phase mega-electron-volt ultrafast electron diffraction" 
Structural Dynamics 6, 054305 (2019).

21. Stefan Schippers, Emma Sokell, Friedrich Aumayr, Hossein Sadeghpour, Kiyoshi Ueda, Igor Bray, Klaus Bartschat, Andrew Murray, Jonathan Tennyson, Alexander Dorn, Masakazu Yamazaki, Masahiko Takahashi, Nigel Mason, Oldřich Novotný, Andreas Wolf, Leon Sanche, Martin Centurion, Yasunori Yamazaki, Gaetana Laricchia, Clifford M Surko, James Sullivan, Gleb Gribakin, Daniel Wolf Savin, Yuri Ralchenko, Ronnie Hoekstra,and Gerry O'Sullivan
"Roadmap on photonic, electronic and atomic collision physics: II. Electron and antimatter interactions" 
Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 52 171002 (2019).

20. Kyle J. Wilkin, Robert M. Parrish, Jie Yang, Thomas J. A. Wolf, J. Pedro F. Nunes, Markus Guehr, Renkai Li, Xiaozhe Shen, Qiang Zheng, Xijie Wang, Todd J. Martinez, and Martin Centurion
"Diffractive imaging of dissociation and ground-state dynamics in a complex molecule" 
Phys. Rev. A 100, 023402(2019).

19. João Pedro Figueira Nunes, Martin Centurion
"Ultrafast and three-dimensional diffractive imaging of isolated molecules with electron pulses" 
In Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics,Volume 68, Pages 39-73 (Elsevier Inc, Amsterdam,2019).

18. T. J. A. Wolf, D. M. Sanchez, J. Yang, R. M. Parrish, J. P. F. Nunes, M. Centurion, R. Coffee, J. P. Cryan, M. Gühr, K. Hegazy, A. Kirrander, R. K. Li, J. Ruddock, X. Shen, T. Vecchione, S. P. Weathersby, P. M. Weber, K. Wilkin, H. Yong, Q. Zheng, X. J. Wang, M. P. Minitti & T. J. Martínez
" The photochemical ring-opening of 1,3-cyclohexadiene imaged by ultrafast electron diffraction" 
Nature Chemistry 11, 504–509 (2019).

17. Anh-Thu Le, Martin Centurion and C. D. Lin
" Elements of Structure Retrieval in Ultrafast Electron and Laser-induced Electron Diffraction from Aligned Polyatomic Molecules" 
In Attosecond Molecular Dynamics, Chapter 13 (RSC Publishing, London,2018).

16. Jie Yang, Xiaolei Zhu, Thomas J.A. Wolf, Zheng Li, J. Pedro F. Nunes, Ryan Coffee, James P. Cryan, Markus Gühr, Kareem Hegazy, Tony F. Heinz, Keith Jobe, Renkai Li, Xiaozhe Shen, Theodore Veccione, Stephen Weathersby, Kyle J. Wilkin, Charles Yoneda, Qiang Zheng, Todd J. Martinez, Martin Centurion, and Xijie Wang
''Imaging CF3I conical intersection and photodissociation dynamics with ultrafast electron diffraction'' 
Science 361 (6397), 64-67(2018) .

Perspective by H. H. Fielding: “Molecular movies filmed at conical intersections”.

A popular article describing these results: “Molecular movie' captures chemical reaction on atomic scale”.

15. Omid Zandi, Kyle J. Wilkin, and Martin Centurion
"Implementation and modeling of a femtosecond laser-activated streak camera" 
Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 063305 (2017).

14. Omid Zandi, Kyle J. Wilkin, Yanwei Xiong, and Martin Centurion
"High current table-top setup for femtosecond gas electron diffraction" 
Structural Dynamics 4, 044022 (2017).

13. Jie Yang, Markus Guehr, Xiaozhe Shen, Renkai Li, Theodore Vecchione, R. N. Coffee, Jeff Corbett, Alan Fry, Nick Hartmann, Carsten Hast, Kareem Hegazy, Keith Jobe, Igor Makasyuk, Joseph Robinson, Matthew S. Robinson, Sharon Vetter, Stephen Weathersby, Charles Yoneda, Xijie Wang, and Martin Centurion
"Diffractive Imaging of Coherent Nuclear Motion in Isolated Molecules"
Physical Review Letters, 117, 153002 (2016)
Featured as an Editor's Suggestion and as an APS Physics Viewpoint: Showtime for Molecular Movies
These results were also featured in a UNL press release "Heart of the matter: Physicists record movement of atomic nuclei" and a SLAC press release "SLAC’s High-speed ‘Electron Camera’ Films Atomic Nuclei in Vibrating Molecules." 

12. Jie Yang, Markus Guehr, Theodore Vecchione, Matthew S. Robinson, Renkai Li, Nick Hartmann, Xiaozhe, Shen, Ryan Coffee, Jeff Corbett, Alan Fry, Kelly Gaffney, Tais Gorkhover, Carsten Hast, Keith Jobe, Igor Makasyuk, Alexander Reid, Joseph Robinson, Sharon Vetter, Fenglin Wang, Stephen Weathersby, Charles Yoneda, Xijie Wang, and Martin Centurion
"Femtosecond gas phase electron diffraction with MeV electrons"
Faraday Discussions 194, 563 (2016).

11. Jie Yang, Markus Guehr, Theodore Vecchione, Matthew S. Robinson, Renkai Li, Nick Hartmann, Xiaozhe Shen, Ryan Coffee, Jeff Corbett, Alan Fry, Kelly Gaffney, Tais Gorkhover, Carsten Hast, Keith Jobe, Igor Makasyuk, Alexander Reid, Joseph Robinson, Sharon Vetter, Fenglin Wang, Stephen Weathersby, Charles Yoneda, Martin Centurion and Xijie Wang
"Diffractive imaging of a rotational wavepacket in nitrogen molecules with femtosecond megaelectronvolt electron pulses"
Nature Communications 7, 11232 (2016).
Featured on UNL Today on 04/05/2015 [UNL press].
Also featured on SLAC on 04/05/2015 [SLAC News Feature].

10. M. Centurion
"Ultrafast imaging of isolated molecules with electron diffraction (Topical Review)"
Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49, 062002 (2016).

9. M. Centurion
"Sub-picosecond imaging of short-lived molecular structures" [PDF]
SPIE Newsroom (2015).

8. J. Yang, J. Beck, C. J. Uiterwaal, M. Centurion
"Imaging of alignment and structural changes of carbon disulfide molecules using ultrafast electron diffraction"
Nature Communications 6, 8172 (2015).
[UNL News Article]

7. J. Yang, M. Centurion
"Gas-phase electron diffraction from laser-aligned molecules (Review Article)"
Structural Chemistry (2015), doi: 10.1007/s11224-015-0650-4.

6. S. P. Weathersby, G. Brown, M. Centurion, T. F. Chase, R. Coffee, J. Corbett, J. P. Eichner, J. C. Frisch, A. R. Fry, M. Gühr, N. Hartmann, C. Hast, R. Hettel, R. K. Jobe, E. N. Jongewaard, J. R. Lewandowski, R. K. Li, A. M. Lindenberg, I. Makasyuk, J. E. May, D. McCormick, M. N. Nguyen, A. H. Reid, X. Shen, K. Sokolowski- Tinten, T. Vecchione, S. L. Vetter, J. Wu, J. Yang, H. A. Dürr, and X. J. Wang
"Mega-electron-volt ultrafast electron diffraction at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory"
Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 073702 (2015).

5. M. Centurion
"Viewpoint: Making a Molecular Movie with X Rays"
(2015).

4. Ping Zhang, Jie Yang and Martin Centurion
"Tilted femtosecond pulses for velocity matching in gas-phase ultrafast electron diffraction"
New Journal of Physics, 16 083008 (2014).

3. Jie Yang, Varun Makhija, Vinod Kumarappan and Martin Centurion
"Reconstruction of three-dimensional molecular structure from diffraction of laser-aligned molecules"
Structural Dynamics 1, 044101 (2014).

2. Christopher J. Hensley, Jie Yang, and Martin Centurion.
"Imaging of Isolated Molecules with Ultrafast Electron Pulses"
Physical Review Letters 109, 133202 (2012).
Featured in APS Physical Review Focus on 9/28/2012 [Focus story].
Also appeared as a story on UNL Today on 10/04/2012 [UNL press release].

1. Peter Hansen, Cory Baumgarten, Herman Batelaan, Martin Centurion
"Dispersion Compensation for Attosecond Electron Pulses"
Applied Physics Letters 101, 083501 (2012)


Previous publications

15. M. Centurion, P. Reckenthaeler, F. Krausz, E. E. Fill.
"Picosecond electron diffraction from molecules aligned by dissociation"
Journal of Molecular Structure 978 (2010), pp. 141 - 146.

14. D. Wytrikus, M. Centurion, P. Reckenthaeler, E. E. Fill, F. Krausz and A. Apolonskiy.
"Ultrashort pulse electron gun with a MHz repetition rate"
Applied Physics B 96, 309 (2009).

13. P. R. Reckenthaeler, M. Centurion, W. Fuss, F. Krausz, E. E. Fill.
"Time-resolved electron diffraction from selectively aligned molecules"
Physical Review Letters 102, 213001 (2009).
PRL Editor’s suggested article

12. M. Centurion, P. Reckentaheler, F. Krausz and E. E. Fill.
"Picosecond Imaging of Low-density Plasmas by Electron Deflectometry"
Optics Letters 34, 539 (2009).

11. M. Centurion, P. Reckenthaeler, S. A. Trushin, F. Krausz, E. E. Fill.
"Picosecond electron deflectometry of optical-field ionized plasmas" [Comment]
Nature Photonics 2, 315 (2008).

10. P. Reckenthaeler, M. Centurion, V. S. Yakovlev, M. Lezius, F. Krausz, and E. E. Fill.
"Proposed method for measuring the duration of electron pulses by attosecond streaking"
Physical Review A 77, 042902 (2008).

9. Y. Pu, M. Centurion, D. Psaltis.
"Harmonic Holography: A New Holographic Principle"
Applied Optics 47, A103 (2008).

8. M. Centurion, M. A. Porter, Y. Pu, P. G. Kevrekidis, D. J. Frantzeskakis, and D. Psaltis.
"Modulational instability in nonlinearity-managed optical media"
Physical Review A 75, 063804 (2007).

7. M. Centurion, M. A. Porter MA, Y. Pu, P. G. Kevrekidis, D. J. Frantzeskakis, D. Psaltis.
"Modulational instability in a layered Kerr medium: Theory and experiment"
Physical Review Letters 97, 234101 (2006).

6. M. Centurion, Y. Pu, D. Psaltis.
"Holographic capture of femtosecond pulse propagation"
Journal of Applied Physics 100, 063104 (2006).
Featured in Laser Focus World, p. 17, November 2006.

5. M. Centurion, M. A. Porter, P. G. Kevrekidis PG, D. Psaltis.
"Nonlinearity management in optics: Experiment, theory, and simulation"
Physical Review Letters 97, 033903 (2006).
Featured in APS Physical Review Focus, 10/July/2006.

4. M. Centurion, Y. Pu, D. Psaltis.
"Self-organization of spatial solitons"
Optics Express 13, 6202-6211 (2005).

3. M. Centurion, Y. Pu, M. Tsang, D. Psaltis.
"Dynamics of filament formation in a Kerr medium"
Physical Review A 71, 063811 (2005). [Erratum: 74, 069902(E) (2006)].

2. M. Centurion, Y. Pu, D. Psaltis, T. W. Haensch.
"Holographic recording of laser-induced plasma"
Optics Letters 29, 772-774 (2004).

1. Z. Liu, M. Centurion, G. Panotopoulos, J. Hong, D. Psaltis.
"Holographic recording of fast events on a CCD camera"
Optics Letters 27, 22-24 (2002).