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Reply to: On the observation of photo-excitation effects in molecules using muon spin spectroscopy

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A.J.D. acknowledges financial support from the European Research Council (MuSES project, proposal number 307593) and Sichuan University. We acknowledge the scientific and technical support provided by the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. K.W. was funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council. P.M. was funded by Queen Mary University of London, under the Principal’s Studentship scheme.

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M.J. analysed data and performed experiments. K.W. analysed data, did DFT calculations, interpreted the data and performed experiments. P.M. performed experiments. K.Y. built equipment and performed experiments. J.S.L. built equipment, performed experiments, did some modelling and interpreted the data. F.L.P. performed experiments, analysed data and interpreted data. J.H. performed experiments. L.S. performed experiments and analysed data. M.W. performed experiments and analysed data. J.E.A. synthesized samples. N.A.M. performed experiments and analysed data. L.N. performed experiments and analysed data. A.M. did DFT calculations. D.J.D. built equipment and advised on data analysis. K.S. built equipment. I.W. built equipment. S.Z. interpreted data. P.H. interpreted data, wrote the manuscript and conceived the work. A.J.D. did experiments, analysed and interpreted data, built equipment, modelled, wrote the manuscript and conceived the research.

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Jingliang, M., Wang, K., Murahari, P. et al. Reply to: On the observation of photo-excitation effects in molecules using muon spin spectroscopy. Nat. Mater. 21, 1110 (2022).

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