Yang, Centurion and team featured in APS Physics and Office of Science Highlights

Photo Credit: Diagram of X-rays passing through molecule to create a diffraction pattern
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 15:07

As detailed in a study published Oct. 3 by the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers captured the continuous motion of atomic nuclei in vibrating molecules for the first time. Recording this nuclear motion represents a milestone in the quest to produce “molecular movies” that could eventually unveil the dynamics of light-triggered chemical reactions.

APS Physics recently reviewed this study in one of its Viewpoints: Showtime for Molecular Movies

More information:

Nebraska Today Press Release, Heart of the matter: Physicists record movement of atomic nuclei

SLAC Laboratories Press Release, SLAC’s High-speed ‘Electron Camera’ Films Atomic Nuclei in Vibrating Molecules