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A solid look at molecules

When molecular model systems, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are ionized by ultrashort extreme ultraviolet pulses, their relaxation path proceeds via electron–phonon scattering, linking molecules to typical solid-state matter behaviour.

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Fig. 1: Ionization of a PAH molecule.


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Cattaneo, L. A solid look at molecules. Nat. Phys. 17, 303–304 (2021).

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