Quantum state tomography of molecules by ultrafast diffraction

  title={Quantum state tomography of molecules by ultrafast diffraction},
  author={Ming Zhang and Shuqiao Zhang and Yanwei Xiong and Hankai Zhang and Anatoly A. Ischenko and Oriol Vendrell and Xiaolong Dong and Xiangxu Mu and Martin Centurion and Haitan Xu and R J Dwayne Miller and Zheng Li},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  • Ming Zhang, Shuqiao Zhang, +9 authors Zheng Li
  • Published 2021
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Nature Communications
Ultrafast electron diffraction and time-resolved serial crystallography are the basis of the ongoing revolution in capturing at the atomic level of detail the structural dynamics of molecules. However, most experiments capture only the probability density of the nuclear wavepackets to determine the time-dependent molecular structures, while the full quantum state has not been accessed. Here, we introduce a framework for the preparation and ultrafast coherent diffraction from rotational wave… Expand

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