Spatial imaging of the H2(+) vibrational wave function at the quantum limit.

  title={Spatial imaging of the H2(+) vibrational wave function at the quantum limit.},
  author={Lothar Ph. H. Schmidt and Till Jahnke and Achim Czasch and Markus S. Sch{\"o}ffler and Horst Schmidt‐B{\"o}cking and Reinhard D{\"o}rner},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={108 7},
We experimentally obtained a direct image of the nuclear wave functions of H(2)(+) by dissociating the molecule via electron attachment and determining the vibrational state using the cold target recoil ion momentum spectroscopy technique. Our experiment visualizes the nodal structure of different vibrational states. We compare our results to the widely used reflection approximation and to quantum simulations and discuss the limits of position measurements in molecules imposed by the… 

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