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The NRC and uOttawa capture the first-ever holographic images of the quantum wave function of an electron

June 15, 2017
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National Research Council Canada

For the first time ever, physicists from three continents have been able to completely measure and describe the quantum-mechanical wave function of an ionized electron by using attosecond science techniques.

This breakthrough was made by physicists from the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Ottawa in Canada, the Max-Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy in Germany, and Waseda University in Japan.