Correction to: Nature Communications, published online 26 January 2018

The original version of this Article omitted the following from the Acknowledgements:

“The technical support from SLAC Accelerator Directorate, Technology Innovation Directorate, LCLS laser division and Test Facility Division is gratefully acknowledged. We thank S.P. Weathersby, R.K. Jobe, D. McCormick, A. Mitra, S. Carron and J. Corbett for their invaluable help and technical assistance. Research at SLAC was supported through the SIMES Institute which like the LCLS and SSRL user facilities is funded by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515. The UED work was performed at SLAC MeV-UED, which is supported in part by the DOE BES SUF Division Accelerator & Detector R&D program, the LCLS Facility, and SLAC under contract Nos. DE-AC02-05-CH11231 and DE-AC02-76SF00515. Use of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515.”


“Work at BNL was supported by DOE BES Materials Science and Engineering Division under Contract No: DE-AC02-98CH10886. J.C. would like to acknowledge the support from National Science Foundation Grant No. 1207252. E.E.F. would like to acknowledge support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) under Award No. DE-SC0003678.”

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  1. Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA

    • A. H. Reid
    • , T. Chase
    • , E. Jal
    • , P. W. Granitzka
    • , T. Liu
    • , Z. Chen
    • , D. J. Higley
    • , J. Stöhr
    •  & H. A. Dürr
  2. Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA

    • A. H. Reid
    • , N. Hartmann
    • , R. Coffee
    • , G. L. Dakowski
    • , W. F. Schlotter
    •  & A. Fry
  3. Accelerator Division, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA

    • X. Shen
    • , R. K. Li
    • , T. Vecchione
    • , J. Wu
    •  & X. J. Wang
  4. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 516, S-75120, Uppsala, Sweden

    • P. Maldonado
    • , P. M. Oppeneer
    •  & H. A. Dürr
  5. Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA

    • T. Chase
    •  & D. J. Higley
  6. CNRS, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique – Matière et Rayonnement, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, 75005, Paris, France

    • E. Jal
  7. Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, 1018XE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    • P. W. Granitzka
  8. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Charles University, Ke Karlovu 5, CZ-12116, Prague 2, Czech Republic

    • K. Carva
  9. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 1193, USA

    • J. Li
    • , L. Wu
    •  & Y. Zhu
  10. Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA

    • T. Liu
    •  & Z. Chen
  11. Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA

    • H. Ohldag
  12. Magnetic Materials Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, 305-0047, Japan

    • Y. K. Takahashi
  13. San Jose Research Center, HGST a Western Digital company, 3403 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA, 95135, USA

    • V. Mehta
    •  & O. Hellwig
  14. Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, USA

    • V. Mehta
  15. Institute of Physics, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Straße 70, D-09107, Chemnitz, Germany

    • O. Hellwig
  16. Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz–Zentrum Dresden–Rossendorf, 01328, Dresden, Germany

    • O. Hellwig
  17. Department of Physics and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 32310, USA

    • J. Cao
  18. Center for Memory and Recording Research, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0401, USA

    • E. E. Fullerton


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