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Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over

Research publications 2014 A - K

Abrardi, L., Gusowski, M.A., and Feurer, T. (2014) High-fidelity all-fiber amplification of a gain-switched laser diode. Appl Opt 53, 4611-4615 (10.1364/ao.53.004611).

Ahmed, S., Savolainen, J., and Hamm, P. (2014) Detectivity enhancement in THz electrooptical sampling. Rev Sci Instrum 85, 013114 (10.1063/1.4862657).

Ahmed, S., Savolainen, J., and Hamm, P. (2014) The effect of the Gouy phase in optical-pump-THz-probe spectroscopy. Opt Express 22, 4256-4266 (10.1364/OE.22.004256).

Amstutz, V., Toghill, K.E., Powlesland, F., Vrubel, H., Comninellis, C., Hu, X.L., and Girault, H. (2014) Renewable hydrogen generation from a dual-circuit redox flow battery. Energy & Environmental Science 7, 2350-2358 (10.1039/C4EE00098F) .

Arrell, C.A., Ojeda, J., Sabbar, M., Okell, W.A., Witting, T., Siegel, T., Diveki, Z., Hutchinson, S., Gallmann, L., Keller, U., van Mourik, F., Chapman, R.T., Cacho, C., Rodrigues, N., Turcu, I.C.E., Tisch, J.W.G., Springate, E., Marangos, J.P., and Chergui, M. (2014) A simple electron time-of-flight spectrometer for ultrafast vacuum ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy of liquid solutions. Rev Sci Instrum 85, 103117 (10.1063/1.4899062).

Baykusheva, D., Kraus, P.M., Zhang, S.B., Rohringer, N., and Wörner, H.J. (2014) The sensitivities of high-harmonic generation and strong-field ionization to coupled electronic and nuclear dynamics. Faraday Discuss 171, 113-132 (10.1039/C4FD00018H).

Beaud, P., Caviezel, A., Mariager, S.O., Rettig, L., Ingold, G., Dornes, C., Huang, S.W., Johnson, J.A., Radovic, M., Huber, T., Kubacka, T., Ferrer, A., Lemke, H.T., Chollet, M., Zhu, D., Glownia, J.M., Sikorski, M., Robert, A., Wadati, H., Nakamura, M., Kawasaki, M., Tokura, Y., Johnson, S.L., and Staub, U. (2014) A time-dependent order parameter for ultrafast photoinduced phase transitions. Nat Mater 13, 923-927 (10.1038/nmat4046). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Berti, N., Béjot, P., Wolf, J.P., and Faucher, O. (2014a) Molecular alignment and filamentation: Comparison between weak- and strong-field models. Phys Rev A 90, 053851 (10.1103/PhysRevA.90.053851).

Berti, N., Ettoumi, W., Kasparian, J., and Wolf, J.P. (2014b) Reversibility of laser filamentation. Opt Express 22, 21061-21068 (10.1364/OE.22.021061).

Bessire, B., Bernhard, C., Feurer, T., and Stefanov, A. (2014) Versatile shaper-assisted discretization of energy–time entangled photons. New J Phys 16, 033017 (10.1088/1367-2630/16/3/033017).

Bodi, A., and Hemberger, P. (2014) Imaging breakdown diagrams for bromobutyne isomers with photoelectron-photoion coincidence. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 505-515 (10.1039/c3cp53212g).

Boge, R., Heuser, S., Sabbar, M., Lucchini, M., Gallmann, L., Cirelli, C., and Keller, U. (2014) Revealing the time-dependent polarization of ultrashort pulses with sub-cycle resolution. Opt Express 22, 26967-26975 (10.1364/oe.22.026967).
Borek, J.A., Perakis, F., and Hamm, P. (2014) Testing for memory-free spectroscopic coordinates by 3D IR exchange spectroscopy. P Natl Acad Sci USA 111, 10462-10467 (10.1073/pnas.1406967111).

Bozkurt, E., Ashari, N., Browning, N., Brunk, E., Campomanes, P., Perez, M.A.S., and Röthlisberger, U. (2014) Lessons from Nature: Computational Design of Biomimetic Compounds and Processes. Chimia 68, 642-647 (10.2533/chimia.2014.642).

Brunner, F.D.J., Johnson, J.A., Grubel, S., Ferrer, A., Johnson, S.L., and Feurer, T. (2014) Distortion-free enhancement of terahertz signals measured by electro-optic sampling. I. Theory. J Opt Soc Am B 31, 904-910 (10.1364/josab.31.000904).

Brunner, F., Lee, S.-H., Kwon, O.P., and Feurer, T. (2014) THz generation by optical rectification of near-infrared laser pulses in the organic nonlinear optical crystal HMQ-TMS. Opt Mater Express 4, 1586-1592 (10.1364/OME.4.001586).

Campomanes, P., Neri, M., Horta, B.A.C., Rohrig, U.F., Vanni, S., Tavernelli, I., and Rothlisberger, U. (2014) Origin of the Spectral Shifts among the Early Intermediates of the Rhodopsin Photocycle. J Am Chem Soc 136, 3842-3851 (10.1021/ja411303v).

Capano, G., Chergui, M., Röthlisberger, U., Tavernelli, I., and Penfold, T.J. (2014) A Quantum Dynamics Study of the Ultrafast Relaxation in a Prototypical Cu(I)–Phenanthroline. J Phys Chem A 118, 9861-9869 (10.1021/jp509728m).

Capano, G., Penfold, T.J., Röthlisberger, U., and Tavernelli, I. (2014) A Vibronic Coupling Hamiltonian to Describe the Ultrafast Excited State Dynamics of a Cu(I)-Phenanthroline Complex. Chimia 68, 227-230 (10.2533/chimia.2014.227).

Castro-Palacio, J.C., Nagy, T., Bemish, R.J., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Computational study of collisions between O(P-3) and NO((2)Pi) at temperatures relevant to the hypersonic flight regime. J Chem Phys 141, 164319 (10.1063/1.4897263).

Cazade, P.A., Bereau, T., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Computational Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy without Maps: N-Methylacetamide in Water. J Phys Chem B 118, 8135-8147 (10.1021/jp5011692).

Chauvet, A., Tibiletti, T., Caffarri, S., and Chergui, M. (2014) A microfluidic flow-cell for the study of the ultrafast dynamics of biological systems. Rev Sci Instrum 85, 103118 (10.1063/1.4899120).

Chergui, M. (2014) Emerging photon technologies for chemical dynamics. Faraday Discuss 171, 11-40 (10.1039/c4fd00157e).

Consani, C., Auböck, G., Bräm, O., van Mourik, F., and Chergui, M. (2014) A cascade through spin states in the ultrafast haem relaxation of met-myoglobin. J Chem Phys 140, 025103 (10.1063/1.4861467).

Devereux, M., Gresh, N., Piquemal, J.P., and Meuwly, M. (2014a) A Supervised Fitting Approach to Force Field Parametrization with Application to the SIBFA Polarizable Force Field. J Comput Chem 35, 1577-1591 (10.1002/jcc.23661).

Devereux, M., Raghunathan, S., Fedorov, D.G., and Meuwly, M. (2014b) A Novel, Computationally Efficient Multipolar Model Employing Distributed Charges for Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J Chem Theory Comput 10, 4229-4241 (10.1021/ct500511t).

Devizis, A., Hertel, D., Meerholz, K., Gulbinas, V., and Moser, J.E. (2014) Time-independent, high electron mobility in thin PC61BM films: Relevance to organic photovoltaics. Org Electron 15, 3729-3734 (10.1016/j.orgel.2014.10.028).

Diamantis, P., Gonthier, J.F., Tavernelli, I., and Röthlisberger, U. (2014) Study of the Redox Properties of Singlet and Triplet Tris(2,2 '-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) ( Ru(bpy)(3) (2+)) in Aqueous Solution by Full Quantum and Mixed Quantum/Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J Phys Chem B 118, 3950-3959 (10.1021/jp412395x).

Doemer, M., Maurer, P., Campomanes, P., Tavernelli, I., and Röthlisberger, U. (2014) Generalized QM/MM Force Matching Approach Applied to the 11-cis Protonated Schiff Base Chromophore of Rhodopsin. J Chem Theory Comput 10, 412-422 (10.1021/ct400697n).

Emaury, F., Saraceno, C.J., Debord, B., Ghosh, D., Diebold, A., Gerome, F., Südmeyer, T., Benabid, F., and Keller, U. (2014) Efficient spectral broadening in the 100-W average power regime using gas-filled kagome HC-PCF and pulse compression. Opt Lett 39, 6843-6846 (10.1364/ol.39.006843).

Fabiańska, J., Kassier, G., and Feurer, T. (2014) Split ring resonator based THz-driven electron streak camera featuring femtosecond resolution. Sci Rep 4, 5645 (10.1038/srep05645).

Feurer, T. (2014). Time Domain Laser Beam Propagation. In: Laser Beam Propagation (CRC Press), pp. 77-110 (10.1201/b16548-5).

Feurer, T. (2014). Characterization of Time Domain Pulses. In: Laser Beam Propagation (CRC Press), pp. 139-174 (10.1201/b16548-8).

Frei, F., Rondi, A., Espa, D., Mercuri, M.L., Pilia, L., Serpe, A., Odeh, A., Van Mourik, F., Chergui, M., Feurer, T., Deplano, P., Vlcek, A., and Cannizzo, A. (2014) Ultrafast electronic and vibrational relaxations in mixed-ligand dithione-dithiolato Ni, Pd, and Pt complexes. Dalton Trans 43, 17666-17676 (10.1039/c4dt01955e).

Ghadiri, E., Liu, B., Moser, J.-E., Grätzel, M., and Etgar, L. (2014) Investigation of Interfacial Charge Separation at PbS QDs/(001) TiO2 Nanosheets Heterojunction Solar Cell. Part Part Syst Char 32, 483-488 (10.1002/ppsc.201400210).

Greif, M., Castiglioni, L., Becker-Koch, D., Osterwalder, J., and Hengsberger, M. (2014) Acquisition of photoelectron diffraction patterns with a two-dimensional wide-angle electron analyzer. J Electron Spectrosc Relat Phenom 197, 30-36 (10.1016/j.elspec.2014.08.007).

Hamm, P. (2014) 2D-Raman-THz spectroscopy: A sensitive test of polarizable water models. J Chem Phys 141, 184201 (10.1063/1.4901216).

Hartmann, N., Helml, W., Galler, A., Bionta, M.R., Güntert, J., Molodtsov, S. L., Ferguson, K.R., Schorb, S., Swiggers, M.L., Carron, S., Bostedt, C., Castagna, J.C., Bozek, J., Glownia, J.M., Kane, D.J., Fry, A.R., White, W.E., Hauri, C.P., Feurer, T., and Coffee, R.N. (2014) Sub-femtosecond precision measurement of relative X-ray arrival time for free-electron lasers. Nature Photon 8, 706-709 (10.1038/nphoton.2014.164). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Hassan, S., Schade, M., Shaw, C., Lévy, R., and Hamm, P. (2014) Response of Villin Headpiece-Capped Gold Nanoparticles to Ultrafast Laser Heating. J Phys Chem B, 7954-7962 (10.1021/jp500845f).

Hedin, F., Plattner, N., Doll, J.D., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Spatial Averaging: Sampling Enhancement for Exploring Configurational Space of Atomic Clusters and Biomolecules. J Chem Theory Comput 10, 4284-4296 (10.1021/ct500529w).

Hofmann, F.D., Devereux, M., Pfaltz, A., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Toward Force Fields for Atomistic Simulations of Iridium-Containing Complexes. J Comput Chem 35, 18-29 (10.1002/jcc.23460).

Hofmann, C., Landsman, A.S., Zielinski, A., Cirelli, C., Zimmermann, T., Scrinzi, A., and Keller, U. (2014) Interpreting electron-momentum distributions and nonadiabaticity in strong-field ionization. Phys Rev A 90, 043406 (10.1103/PhysRevA.90.043406).

Huang, J., Buchowiecki, M., Nagy, T., Vanicek, J., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Kinetic isotope effect in malonaldehyde determined from path integral Monte Carlo simulations. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 204-211 (10.1039/c3cp53698j).

Huang, J., and Meuwly, M. (2013). Force Field Treatment of Proton and Hydrogen Transfer in Molecular Systems. In: Tautomerism (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA), 253-276 (10.1002/9783527658824.ch10).

Huber, T., Mariager, S.O., Ferrer, A., Schäfer, H., Johnson, J.A., Grübel, S., Lübcke, A., Huber, L., Kubacka, T., Dornes, C., Laulhe, C., Ravy, S., Ingold, G., Beaud, P., Demsar, J., and Johnson, S.L. (2014) Coherent Structural Dynamics of a Prototypical Charge-Density-Wave-to-Metal Transition. Physical Review Letters 113, 026401 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.026401).

Johnson, J.A., Brunner, F.D.J., Grubel, S., Ferrer, A., Johnson, S.L., and Feurer, T. (2014) Distortion-free enhancement of terahertz signals measured by electro-optic sampling. II. Experiment. J Opt Soc Am B 31, 1035-1040 (10.1364/josab.31.001035).

Jordan, I., Redondo, A.B., Brown, M.A., Fodor, D., Staniuk, M., Kleibert, A., Worner, H.J., Giorgi, J.B., and van Bokhoven, J.A. (2014) Non-uniform spatial distribution of tin oxide (SnO2) nanoparticles at the air-water interface. Chem Commun 50, 4242-4244 (10.1039/c4cc00720d).

Juranic, P.N., Stepanov, A., Ischebeck, R., Schlott, V., Pradervand, C., Patthey, L., Radovic, M., Gorgisyan, I., Rivkin, L., Hauri, C.P., Monoszlai, B., Ivanov, R., Peier, P., Liu, J., Togashi, T., Owada, S., Ogawa, K., Katayama, T., Yabashi, M., and Abela, R. (2014) High-precision x-ray FEL pulse arrival time measurements at SACLA by a THz streak camera with Xe clusters. Opt Express 22, 30004-30012 (10.1364/OE.22.030004).

Juranić, P.N., Stepanov, A., Peier, P., Hauri, C.P., Ischebeck, R., Schlott, V., Radović, M., Erny, C., Ardana-Lamas, F., Monoszlai, B., Gorgisyan, I., Patthey, L., and Abela, R. (2014) A scheme for a shot-to-shot, femtosecond-resolved pulse length and arrival time measurement of free electron laser x-ray pulses that overcomes the time jitter problem between the FEL and the laser. J Inst 9,  P03006 (10.1088/1748-0221/9/03/P03006).

Katono, M., Wielopolski, M., Marszalek, M., Bessho, T., Moser, J.-E., Humphry-Baker, R., Zakeeruddin, S.M., and Grätzel, M. (2014) Effect of Extended π-Conjugation of the Donor Structure of Organic D–A−π–A Dyes on the Photovoltaic Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. J Phys Chem C 118, 16486–16493 (10.1021/jp411504p).
Klenner, A., Schilt, S., Südmeyer, T., and Keller, U. (2014) Gigahertz frequency comb from a diode-pumped solid-state laser. Opt Express 22, 31008-31019 (10.1364/oe.22.031008).

Knorr, F.J., Malamen, D.J., McHale, J.L., Marchioro, A., and Moser, J.E. (2014) Two-electron photo-oxidation of betanin on titanium dioxide and potential for improved dye-sensitized solar energy conversion. Proc SPIE 9165, 91650N (10.1117/12.2063888).

Koch, M., Letrun, R., and Vauthey, E. (2014) Exciplex Formation in Bimolecular Photoinduced Electron-Transfer Investigated by Ultrafast Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc 136, 4066–4074 (10.1021/ja500812u).

Kraus, P.M., Baykusheva, D., and Wörner, H.J. (2014a) Two-Pulse Field-Free Orientation Reveals Anisotropy of Molecular Shape Resonance. Phys Rev Lett 113, 023001 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.023001).

Kraus, P.M., Baykusheva, D., and Wörner, H.J. (2014b) Two-pulse orientation dynamics and high-harmonic spectroscopy of strongly-oriented molecules. J Phys B: At Mol Opt Phys 47, 124030 (10.1088/0953-4075/47/12/124030).

Kubacka, T., Johnson, J.A., Hoffmann, M.C., Vicario, C., de Jong, S., Beaud, P., Grübel, S., Huang, S.W., Huber, L., Patthey, L., Chuang, Y.D., Turner, J.J., Dakovski, G.L., Lee, W.S., Minitti, M.P., Schlotter, W., Moore, R.G., Hauri, C.P., Koohpayeh, S.M., Scagnoli, V., Ingold, G., Johnson, S.L., and Staub, U. (2014) Large-Amplitude Spin Dynamics Driven by a THz Pulse in Resonance with an Electromagnon. Science 343, 1333-1336 (Science Express Online March 6 2014) (10.1126/science.1242862). See PSI Public and Media and the highlight on our website
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