Nature 431, 437–440 (2004)
In Figs 2 and 3 of this Letter, we calculated the angle between the molecular axis and the in-plane electron as ϕe,mol = ϕmol – ϕe, where ϕe and ϕmol are the angles of the electron and the molecular axis with respect to the polarization vector ε. This distribution was then rotated by the angle of the molecular axis to picture the electron emission in the polar plots. Here a sign error occurred: instead of calculating and plotting ϕmol – ϕe,mol = ϕe, we presented ϕmol + ϕe,mol = 2ϕmol – ϕ e.
Figure 1 illustrates the corrected results (compare with Figs 2, 3 in our Letter). The data now show an even stronger dependence of the angular distribution of the electrons on the molecular orientation, emphasizing the importance of the new internal reference axis. Thus, the angular distribution in Fig. 1a does not resemble a helium-like dipole pattern any more (as we stated originally), which would be aligned mainly along the polarization axis, but shows a preferred emission of electrons rectangular to the molecular axis.
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Weber, T., Czasch, A., Jagutzki, O. et al. Erratum: Complete photo-fragmentation of the deuterium molecule. Nature 443, 1014 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05296