Femtosecond x-ray powder diffraction maps electron density in response to a strong electric field. In LiH, electron correlations lead to an electron transfer from Li to H while NaBH_4 shows a transfer from BH_4^- to Na^+.
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V. Juvé, M. Holtz, F. Zamponi, M. Woerner, T. Elsaesser, and A. Borgschulte, "Field-induced dynamics of correlated electrons in LiH and NaBH4," in 19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper 10.Thu.A.4.
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