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Electronic movies

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Strong laser fields can tear an electron away from a molecule, leaving a hole in the electronic wavefunction that races through the molecule. The ultrafast motion of such a hole has been traced at last.

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Figure 1: High-harmonic generation.

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Vrakking, M. Electronic movies. Nature 460, 960–961 (2009) doi:10.1038/460960a

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