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Research publications 2011

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Angelova, P., Kuchukova, N., Dobrikov, G.M., Timtcheva, I., Kostova, K., Petkova, I., and Vauthey, E. (2011) Fluorescent monolayer protected gold nanoparticles - Preparation and structure elucidation. J Mol Struct 993, 185-192 (10.1016/j.molstruc.2010.12.019Angelova-2011 (1.13 MB). 

Banerji, N., Bhosale, S.V., Petkova, I., Langford, S.J., and Vauthey, E. (2011) Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of strongly coupled porphyrin/core-substituted-naphthalenediimide dyads. Phys Chem Phys Chem 13, 1019-1029 (10.1039/c0cp01544jBanerji-2011 (2.11 MB). 

Bauer, C., Teuscher, J., Brauer, J.C., Punzi, A., Marchioro, A., Ghadiri, E., De Jonghe, J., Wielopolski, M., Banerji, N., and Moser, J.E. (2011) Dynamics and Mechanisms of Interfacial Photoinduced Electron Transfer Processes of Third Generation Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis. Chimia 65, 704-709 (10.2533/chimia.2011.704) Bauer-2011 (421 KB).

Beaud, P., Johnson, S.L., Vorobeva, E., Milne, C.J., Caviezel, A., Mariager, S.O., De Souza, R.A., Staub, U., and Ingold, G. (2011) Ultrafast Structural Dynamics in Condensed Matter. Chimia 65, 308-312 (10.2533/chimia.2011.308) Beaud-2011 (397 KB).

Béjot, P., Hertz, E., Kasparian, J., Lavorel, B., Wolf, J.P., and Faucher, O. (2011) Transition from Plasma-Driven to Kerr-Driven Laser Filamentation. Phys Rev Lett 106, 243902 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.243902Bejot-2011(748 KB). 

Béjot, P., Hertz, E., Lavorel, B., Kasparian, J., Wolf, J.P., and Faucher, O. (2011) From higher-order Kerr nonlinearities to quantitative modeling of third and fifth harmonic generation in argon. Opt Lett  36, 828-830 (10.1364/ol.36.000828Bejot-2011a(170 KB). 

Carbone, F. (2011) Modern electron microscopy resolved in space, energy and time. Eur Phys J Appl Phys 54, 33503 (10.1051/epjap/2010100354Carbone-2011(2.57 MB). 

Carbone, F., Aubock, G., Cannizzo, A., Van Mourik, F., Nair, R.R., Geim, A.K., Novoselov, K.S., and Chergui, M. (2011) Femtosecond carrier dynamics in bulk graphite and graphene paper. Chem Phys Lett 504, 37-40 (10.1016/j.cplett.2011.01.052Carbone-2011a (510 KB). 

Castiglioni, L., Greif, M., Leuenberger, D., Roth, S., Osterwalder, J., and Hengsberger, M. (2011) Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Probe Ultrafast Charge Transfer and Electron Dynamics in Solid Surface Systems and at Metal-Molecule Interfaces. Chimia 65, 342-345 (10.2533/chimia.2011.342) Castiglioni-2011 (399 KB).

Cazade, P.A., Lutz, S., Lee, M.W., and Meuwly, M. (2011) Computational Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics. Chimia 65, 326-329 (10.2533/chimia.2011.326) Cazade-2011 (382 KB).

Consani, C., Bräm, O., Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A., van der Veen, R.M., El Nahhas, A., Cannizzo, A., Auböck, G., van Mourik, F., and Chergui, M. (2011) Ultrafast (Bio)physical and (Bio)chemical Dynamics. Chimia 65, 683-690 (10.2533/chimia.2011.683) Consani-2011 (1.59 MB).

Curchod, B.F.E., Penfold, T.J., Rothlisberger, U., and Tavernelli, I. (2011) Local control theory in trajectory-based nonadiabatic dynamics. Phys Rev A 84, 042507 (10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042507Curchod-2011(837 KB). 

Curchod, B.F.E., Tavernelli, I., and Rothlisberger, U. (2011) Trajectory-based solution of the nonadiabatic quantum dynamics equations: an on-the-fly approach for molecular dynamics simulations. Phys Chem Chem Phys 13, 3231-3236 (10.1039/c0cp02175jCurchod-2011a(1.51 MB). 

Extermann, J., Weber, S.M., Kiselev, D., Bonacina, L., Lani, S., Jutzi, F., Noell, W., de Rooij, N.F., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) Spectral phase, amplitude, and spatial modulation from ultraviolet to infrared with a reflective MEMS pulse shaper. Opt Express 19, 7580-7586 (10.1364/OE.19.007580Extermann-2011(3.25 MB). 

Fedoseeva, M., Grilj, J., Kel, O., Koch, M., Letrun, R., Markovic, V., Petkova, I., Richert, S., Rosspeintner, A., Sherin, P.S., Villamaina, D., Lang, B., and Vauthey, E. (2011) Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions: From the Elucidation of Old Problems in Bulk Solutions Towards the Exploration of Interfaces. Chimia 65, 350-352 (10.2533/chimia.2011.350) Fedoseeva-2011 (141 KB).

Fin, A., Petkova, I., Doval, D.A., Sakai, N., Vauthey, E., and Matile, S. (2011) Naphthalene-and perylenediimides with hydroquinones, catechols, boronic esters and imines in the core. Org Biomol Chem 9, 8246-8252 (10.1039/c1ob05702bFin-2011(1.49 MB). 

Froideval, A., Badillo, A., Bertsch, J., Churakov, S., Dahn, R., Degueldre, C., Lind, T., Paladino, D., and Patterson, B.D. (2011) Towards possible opportunities in nuclear materials science and technology at an X-ray free electron laser research facility. Journal of Nuclear Materials 416, 242-251 (10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.01.124) Froideval-2011 (1.47 MB).

Garrett-Roe, S., Perakis, F., Rao, F., and Hamm, P. (2011) Three-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy of Isotope-Substituted Liquid Water Reveals Heterogeneous Dynamics. J Phys Chem B 115, 6976-6984 (10.1021/jp201989sGarrett-2011(2.17 MB). 

Gellrich, U., Huang, J., Seiche, W., Keller, M., Meuwly, M., and Breit, B. (2011) Ligand Self-Assembling through Complementary Hydrogen-Bonding in the Coordination Sphere of a Transition Metal Center: The 6-Diphenylphosphanylpyridin-2(1H)-one System. J Am Chem Soc 133, 964-975 (10.1021/ja108639e) Gellrich-2011 (2.76 MB).

Grilj, J., Laricheva, E.N., Olivucci, M., and Vauthey, E. (2011) Fluorescence of Radical Ions in Liquid Solution: Wurster's Blue as a Case Study. Angew Chem Int Ed 50, 4496-4498 (10.1002/anie.201100015) Grilj-2011 (401 KB).

Helbing, J., and Hamm, P. (2011) Compact implementation of Fourier transform two-dimensional IR spectroscopy without phase ambiguity. Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics 28, 171-178 (10.1364/josab.28.000171) Helbing-2011 (793 KB).

Henin, S., Petit, Y., Rohwetter, P., Stelmaszczyk, K., Hao, Z.Q., Nakaema, W.M., Vogel, A., Pohl, T., Schneider, F., Kasparian, J., Weber, K., Woste, L., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) Field measurements suggest the mechanism of laser-assisted water condensation. Nat Commun 2, 456 (10.1038/ncomms1462Henin-2011(1.38 MB). 

Keller, U. (2011) Attoscience at ETH Zurich: Shining New Light on Old Questions in Quantum Mechanics. Chimia 65, 294-298 (10.2533/chimia.2011.294) Keller-2011 (424 KB).

Kiselev, D., Bonacina, L., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) Individual bioaerosol particle discrimination by multi-photon excited fluorescence. Opt Express 19, 24516-24521 (10.1364/OE.19.024516) Kiselev-2011 (1.52 MB).

Knopp, G., Radi, P.P., and Gerber, T. (2011) Dispersed fs-FWM for Investigations of Low Frequency Vibrations of Transient Species in Combustion. Chimia 65, 339-341 (10.2533/chimia.2011.339) Knopp-2011 (198 KB).

Knopp, G., Radi, P.P., Sych, Y., and Gerber, T. (2011) Dissection of dispersed off-resonant femtosecond degenerate four-wave mixing of O-2. J Raman Spectrosc 42, 1848-1853 (10.1002/jrs.2921) Knopp-2011a (309 KB).

Le Dantec, R., Mugnier, Y., Djanta, G., Bonacina, L., Extermann, J., Badie, L., Joulaud, C., Gerrmann, M., Rytz, D., Wolf, J.P., and Galez, C. (2011) Ensemble and Individual Characterization of the Nonlinear Optical Properties of ZnO and BaTiO3 Nanocrystals. J Phys Chem C 115, 15140-15146 (10.1021/jp200579xLedantec(3.19 MB). 

Lee, M.W., and Meuwly, M. (2011) On the Role of Nonbonded Interactions in Vibrational Energy Relaxation of Cyanide in Water. J Phys Chem A 115, 5053-5061 (10.1021/jp202503mLee-2011 (3.44 MB). 

Lima, F.A., Milne, C.J., Amarasinghe, D.C.V., Rittmann-Frank, M.H., van der Veen, R.M., Reinhard, M., Pham, V.T., Karlsson, S., Johnson, S.L., Grolimund, D., Borca, C., Huthwelker, T., Janousch, M., van Mourik, F., Abela, R., and Chergui, M. (2011) A high-repetition rate scheme for synchrotron-based picosecond laser pump/x-ray probe experiments on chemical and biological systems in solution. Rev Sci Instrum 82, 063111 (10.1063/1.3600616Lima-2011(1006 KB). 

Loriot, V., Bejot, P., Ettoumi, W., Petit, Y., Kasparian, J., Henin, S., Hertz, E., Lavorel, B., Faucher, O., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) On negative higher-order Kerr effect and filamentation. Laser Phys 21, 1319-1328 (10.1134/s1054660x11130196Loriot-2011 (404 KB). 

Lutz, S., and Meuwly, M. (2011) Structural characterization of spectroscopic substates in carbonmonoxy neuroglobin. Faraday Discuss 150, 375-390 (10.1039/c0fd00003eLutz-2011 (504 KB). 

Markovic, V., Villamaina, D., Barabanov, I., Daku, L.M.L., and Vauthey, E. (2011) Photoinduced Symmetry-Breaking Charge Separation: The Direction of the Charge Transfer. Angew Chem Int Ed 50, 7596-7598 (10.1002/anie.201102601Markovic-2011 (376 KB). 

Martin-Gassin, G., Villamaina, D., and Vauthey, E. (2011) Nonradiative Deactivation of Excited Hemicyanines Studied with Submolecular Spatial Resolution by Time-Resolved Surface Second Harmonic Generation at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces. J Am Chem Soc 133, 2358-2361 (10.1021/ja109813j) Martin-2011 (1.01 MB).

Merbold, H., Bitzer, A., and Feurer, T. (2011) Second harmonic generation based on strong field enhancement in nanostructured THz materials. Opt Express 19, 7262-7273 (10.1364/OE.19.007262) Merbold-2011a (869 KB).

Merbold, H., Brunner, F., Cannizzo, A., and Feurer, T. (2011) Near Field Enhancement for THz Switching and THz Nonlinear Spectroscopy Applications. Chimia 65, 316-319 (10.2533/chimia.2011.316) Merbold-2011 (398 KB).

Milne, C.J., Van der Veen, R.M., Pham, V.T., Lima, F.A., Rittmann-Frank, H., Reinhard, M., van Mourik, F., Karlsson, S., Penfold, T.J., and Chergui, M. (2011) Ultrafast X-ray Absorption Studies of the Structural Dynamics of Molecular and Biological Systems in Solution. Chimia 65, 303-307 (10.2533/chimia.2011.303) Milne-2011 (935 KB).

Möhr-Vorobeva, E., Johnson, S.L., Beaud, P., Staub, U., De Souza, R., Milne, C., Ingold, G., Demsar, J., Schaefer, H., and Titov, A. (2011) Nonthermal Melting of a Charge Density Wave in TiSe2. Phys Rev Lett 107 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.036403Moehr-2011 (944 KB). 

Mollica, C., and Vanicek, J. (2011) Beating the Efficiency of Both Quantum and Classical Simulations with a Semiclassical Method. Phys Rev Lett 107, 214101 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.214101Mollica-2011a (313 KB). 

Mollica, C., Zimmermann, T., and Vanicek, J. (2011) Efficient sampling avoids the exponential wall in classical simulations of fidelity. Phys Rev E 84, 066205 (10.1103/PhysRevE.84.066205Mollica-2011 (199 KB). 

Mustonen, A., Beaud, P., Kirk, E., Feurer, T., and Tsujino, S. (2011) Five picocoulomb electron bunch generation by ultrafast laser-induced field emission from metallic nano-tip arrays. Appl Phys Lett 99, 103504 (10.1063/1.3631634Mustonen-2011 (976 KB). 

Olaya, A.J., Ge, P.Y., Gonthier, J.F., Pechy, P., Corminboeuf, C., and Girault, H.H. (2011) Four-Electron Oxygen Reduction by Tetrathiafulvalene. J Am Chem Soc  133, 12115-12123 (10.1021/ja203251uOlaya-2011 (3.15 MB). 

Patterson, B.D. (2011) A simplified approach to synchrotron radiation. Am. J. Phys. 79, 1046-1052 (10.1119/1.3614033) Patterson-2011a (1.55 MB).

Patterson, B.D., Sa, J., Ichsanow, A., Hauri, C.P., Vicario, C., Ruchert, C., Czekaj, I., Gehrig, R., Sigg, H.C., van Bokhoven, J.A., Pedrini, B., and Abela, R. (2011) Can Energetic Terahertz Pulses Initiate Surface Catalytic Reactions on the Picosecond Time Scale? Chimia 65, 323-325 (10.2533/chimia.2011.323) Patterson-2011 (228 KB).

Perakis, F., Widmer, S., and Hamm, P. (2011) Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy of isotope-diluted ice Ih. J Chem Phys 134, 204505 (10.1063/1.3592561Perakis-2011(644 KB). 

Perakis, F., and Hamm, P. (2011) Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy of Supercooled Water. J Phys Chem B 115, 5289-5293 (10.1021/jp1092288) Perakis-2011a (2.41 MB).

Petit, Y., Henin, S., Kasparian, J., Wolf, J.P., Rohwetter, P., Stelmaszczyk, K., Hao, Z.Q., Nakaema, W.M., Woste, L., Vogel, A., Pohl, T., and Weber, K. (2011) Influence of pulse duration, energy, and focusing on laser-assisted water condensation. Appl Phys Lett 98, 041105 (10.1063/1.3546172Petit-2011a (333 KB). 

Petit, Y., Henin, S., Nakaema, W.M., Bejot, P., Jochmann, A., Kraft, S.D., Bock, S., Schramm, U., Stelmaszczyk, K., Rohwetter, P., Kasparian, J., Sauerbrey, R., Woste, L., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) 1-J white-light continuum from 100-TW laser pulses. Phys Rev A  83, 013805 (10.1103/PhysRevA.83.013805Petit-2011 (391 KB). 

Petrarca, M., Henin, S., Stelmaszczyk, K., Bock, S., Kraft, S., Schramm, U., Vaneph, C., Vogel, A., Kasparian, J., Sauerbrey, R., Weber, K., Woste, L., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) Multijoule scaling of laser-induced condensation in air. Appl Phys Lett 99, 141103 (10.1063/1.3646397Petrarca-2011(432 KB).

Pham, V.T., Penfold, T.J., van der Veen, R.M., Lima, F., El Nahhas, A., Johnson, S.L., Beaud, P.Abela, R., Bressler, C., Tavernelli, I., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2011) Probing the Transition from Hydrophilic to Hydrophobic Solvation with Atomic Scale Resolution. J Am Chem Soc 133, 12740-12748 (10.1021/ja203882yPham-2011(2.7 MB). 
Qin, C., Liu, Y., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Tang, Y., and Zhang, B. (2011) Direct observation of field-free alignment of asymmetric molecules in excited states. Phys Rev A 83, 033423 (10.1103/PhysRevA.83.033423Qin-2011(418 KB). 
Rohwetter, P., Kasparian, J., Woste, L., and Wolf, J.P. (2011) Modelling of HNO3-mediated laser-induced condensation: A parametric study. J Chem Phys 135, 134703 (10.1063/1.3644591Rohwetter-2011(769 KB). 

Rondi, A., Kiselev, D., Machado, S., Extermann, J., Weber, S., Bonacina, L., Wolf, J.P., Roslund, J., Roth, M., and Rabitz, H. (2011) Discriminating Biomolecules with Coherent Control Strategies. Chimia 65, 346-349 (10.2533/chimia.2011.346) Rondi-2011 (392 KB).

Roslund, J., Roth, M., Guyon, L., Boutou, V., Courvoisier, F., Wolf, J.P., and Rabitz, H. (2011) Resolution of strongly competitive product channels with optimal dynamic discrimination: Application to flavins. J Chem Phys 134, 034511 (10.1063/1.3518751Roslund-2011 (1.42 MB). 

Sakai, N., Lista, M., Kel, O., Sakurai, S., Emery, D., Mareda, J., Vauthey, E., and Matile, S. (2011) Self-Organizing Surface-Initiated Polymerization: Facile Access to Complex Functional Systems. J Am Chem Soc 133, 15224-15227 (10.1021/ja203792nSakai-2011 (1.95 MB). 

Schaming, D., Hatay, I., Cortez, F., Olaya, A., Mendez, M.A., Ge, P.Y., Deng, H.Q., Voyame, P., Nazemi, Z., and Girault, H. (2011) Artificial Photosynthesis at Soft Interfaces. Chimia 65, 356-359 (10.2533/chimia.2011.356) Schaming-20111 (377 KB).

Schaming, D., Hojeij, M., Younan, N., Nagatani, H., Lee, H.J., and Girault, H.H. (2011) Photocurrents at polarized liquid|liquid interfaces enhanced by a gold nanoparticle film. Phys Chem Chem Phys 13, 17704-17711 (10.1039/c1cp22072aSchaming-2011 (2.01 MB). 

Shalaby, M., Merbold, H., Peccianti, M., Razzari, L., Sharma, G., Ozaki, T., Morandotti, R., Feurer, T., Weber, A., Heyderman, L., Patterson, B., and Sigg, H. (2011) Concurrent field enhancement and high transmission of THz radiation in nanoslit arrays. Appl Phys Lett 99, 041110 (10.1063/1.3617476) Shalaby-2011 (759 KB).

Steinbauer, M., Hemberger, P., Fischer, I., and Bodi, A. (2011) Photoionization of C7H6 and C7H5: Observation of the Fulvenallenyl Radical. ChemPhysChem 12, 1795-1797 (10.1002/cphc.201000892Steinbauer-2011(187 KB). 

Tavernelli, I., Curchod, B.F.E., and Rothlisberger, U. (2011) Nonadiabatic molecular dynamics with solvent effects: A LR-TDDFT QM/MM study of ruthenium (II) tris (bipyridine) in water. Chem Phys 391, 101-109 (10.1016/j.chemphys.2011.03.021Tavernelli-2011(914 KB). 

Thorsmolle, V.K., Rothenberger, G., Topgaard, D., Brauer, J.C., Kuang, D.B., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Lindman, B., Gratzel, M., and Moser, J.E. (2011) Extraordinarily Efficient Conduction in a Redox-Active Ionic Liquid. Chemphyschem 12, 145-149 (10.1002/cphc.201000819) Thorsmolle-2011 (369 KB).

van der Veen, R.M., Cannizzo, A., van Mourik, F., Vlcek, A., and Chergui, M. (2011) Vibrational Relaxation and Intersystem Crossing of Binuclear Metal Complexes in Solution. J Am Chem Soc 133, 305-315 (10.1021/ja106769wVanderveen-2011 (4.46 MB). 

Vanni, S., Neri, M., Tavernelli, I., and Rothlisberger, U. (2011) Predicting Novel Binding Modes of Agonists to beta Adrenergic Receptors Using All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations. PLoS Biol. 7 (10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001053) Vanni-2011 (2.64 MB).

Weber, S.M., Bonacina, L., Noell, W., Kiselev, D., Extermann, J., Jutzi, F., Lani, S., Nenadl, O., Wolf, J.P., and de Rooij, N.F. (2011) Design, simulation, fabrication, packaging, and characterization of a MEMS-based mirror array for femtosecond pulse-shaping in phase and amplitude. Rev Sci Instrum 82, 075106 (10.1063/1.3606440Weber-2011 (1.31 MB). 

Wehrle, M., Sulc, M., and Vanicek, J. (2011) Accelerating Calculations of Ultrafast Time-Resolved Electronic Spectra with Efficient Quantum Dynamics Methods. Chimia 65, 334-338 (10.2533/chimia.2011.334) Wehrle-2011 (1.84 MB).

Yanagisawa, H., Hengsberger, M., Leuenberger, D., Klockner, M., Hafner, C., Greber, T., and Osterwalder, J. (2011) Energy Distribution Curves of Ultrafast Laser-Induced Field Emission and Their Implications for Electron Dynamics. Phys Rev Lett 107, 087601 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.087601Yanagiasawa-2011(654 KB). 

Yosa, J., and Meuwly, M. (2011) Vibrationally Induced Dissociation of Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4). J Phys Chem B 115, 14350-14360 (10.1021/jp208161yYosa-2011 (4.81 MB). 
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