Prof. Martin Beye
Dr Wojciech Gawelda (European XFEL)
Ultrafast structural dynamics is an emerging field aiming to deliver a detailed understanding of the elementary steps in reacting chemical species, which involve changes in their nuclear, electronic and spin states. Such processes are vital ingredients in chemistry and biology, but also in technological applications, including efficient charge transport in light harvesting molecules and...
Kirsten Schnorr (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
We use an XUV-pump--XUV-probe scheme to access electron rearrangement dynamics in dissociating molecular iodine ions. A first pulse of 87 eV, delivered by the free-electron laser FLASH, multiply ionizes and consequently fragments the iodine molecules (I$_2$). Depending on its delay with respect to the pump pulse, the identical probe pulse induces electron transfer between the dissociating...
21. A combined experimental and theoretical study of the excited state dynamics of a prototypical Cu(I)-phenanthroline complex
Cu-phenantholine complexes are promising candidates for photoelectronic applications. However, despite being extensively studied since the early '80s, a complete understanding of their photophysical and photochemical properties is still lacking. In particular, both the mechanism by which luminescence quenching occurs in donor solvents and the nonadiabatic relaxation processes in the low lying...