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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 2015 A - K

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Alberca, A., M. A. Uribe-Laverde, Y. W. Windsor, M. Ramakrishnan, L. Rettig, I. Marozau, J. M. Tonnerre, J. Stahn, U. Staub and C. Bernhard (2015). Element-specific magnetization redistribution at YBa2Cu3O7/La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 interfaces. Phys. Rev. B 92, 174415 (10.1103/PhysRevB.92.174415).

Al Haddad, A., Chauvet, A., Ojeda, J., Arrell, C., van Mourik, F., Auböck, G., and Chergui, M. (2015) Set-up for broadband Fourier-transform multidimensional electronic spectroscopy. Opt Lett 40, 312-315 (10.1364/OL.40.000312).
Antony, M. P., T. Moehl, M. Wielopolski, J.-E. Moser, S. Nair, Y.-J. Yu, J.-H. Kim, K.-Y. Kay, Y.-S. Jung, K. B. Yoon, C. Grätzel, S. M. Zakeeruddin and M. Grätzel (2015). Long-Range π-Conjugation in Phenothiazine-containing Donor–Acceptor Dyes for Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ChemSusChem 8: 3859-3868 (10.1002/cssc.201500931).

Aseev, O., M. A. S. Perez, U. Röthlisberger and T. R. Rizzo (2015). Cryogenic Spectroscopy and Quantum Molecular Dynamics Determine the Structure of Cyclic Intermediates Involved in Peptide Sequence Scrambling. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6: 2524-2529 (10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01088).

Auböck, G., and Chergui, M. (2015) Sub-50-fs photoinduced spin crossover in [Fe(bpy)3]2+. Nat Chem 7, 629–633 (10.1038/nchem.2305). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Bagiante, S., Enderli, F., Fabiańska, J., Sigg, H., and Feurer, T. (2015) Giant Electric Field Enhancement in Split Ring Resonators Featuring Nanometer-Sized Gaps. Sci Rep 5, 8051 (10.1038/srep08051). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Beloqui Redondo, A., Jordan, I., Ziazadeh, I., Kleibert, Giorgi, J.B., Wörner, H.J., May, S., Abbas, Z., and Brown, M.A. (2015) Nanoparticle-Induced Charge Redistribution of the Air–Water Interface. J Phys Chem C 119, 2661-2668 (10.1021/jp511915b).

Berti, N., W. Ettoumi, S. Hermelin, J. Kasparian and J.-P. Wolf (2015). Nonlinear synthesis of complex laser waveforms at remote distances. Phys. Rev. A 91, 063833 (10.1103/PhysRevA.91.063833).

Brauer, J. C., A. Marchioro, A. A. Paraecattil, A. A. Oskouei and J.-E. Moser (2015). Dynamics of Interfacial Charge Transfer States and Carriers Separation in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: A Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy Study. J. Phys. Chem. C 119: 26266-26274. (10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06911).

Brunk, E. and U. Röthlisberger (2015). Mixed Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Biological Systems in Ground and Electronically Excited States. Chem. Rev. 115: 6217-6263. (10.1021/cr500628b).

Capano, G., C. J. Milne, M. Chergui, U. Röthlisberger, I. Tavernelli and T. J. Penfold (2015). Probing wavepacket dynamics using ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48. (10.1088/0953-4075/48/21/214001)

Capano, G., U. Röthlisberger, I. Tavernelli and T. J. Penfold (2015). Theoretical Rationalization of the Emission Properties of Prototypical Cu(I)-Phenanthroline Complexes. J. Phys. Chem. A 119: 7026-7037. (10.1021/acs.jpca.5b03842)

Castro-Palacio, J.C., Bemish, R.J., and Meuwly, M. (2015) Communication: Equilibrium rate coefficients from atomistic simulations: The O((3)P) + NO((2)Π) → O2(X(3)Σg(-)) + N((4)S) reaction at temperatures relevant to the hypersonic flight regime. J Chem Phys 142, 091104-091104 (10.1063/1.4913975).

Cazade, P.A., Berezovska, G., and Meuwly, M. (2015) Coupled protein-ligand dynamics in truncated hemoglobin N from atomistic simulations and transition networks. Biochim Biophys Acta 1850, 996-1005 (10.1016/j.bbagen.2014.09.008).

Cazade, P.A., Hedin, F., Xu, Z.H., and Meuwly, M. (2015) Vibrational relaxation and energy migration of N-methylacetamide in water: the role of nonbonded interactions. J Phys Chem B 119, 3112-3122 (10.1021/jp511701z).

Cazade, P.-A., H. Tran, T. Bereau, A. K. Das, F. Klaesi, P. Hamm and M. Meuwly (2015). Solvation of fluoro-acetonitrile in water by 2D-IR spectroscopy: A combined experimental-computational study. J. Chem. Phys. 142. (10.1063/1.4916630)

Cazade, P.A., Zheng, W., Prada-Gracia, D., Berezovska, G., Rao, F., Clementi, C., and Meuwly, M. (2015) A comparative analysis of clustering algorithms: O-2 migration in truncated hemoglobin I from transition networks. J Chem Phys 142, 025103 (10.1063/1.4904431).
Chang, M., U. Keller and K. Weingarten (2015). Best practices from Switzerland- Photonics and otherwise. Laser Focus World 51: 84.

Chauvet, A.A.P., Al Haddad, A., Kao, W.C., van Mourik, F., Hunte, C., and Chergui, M. (2015) Photo-induced dynamics of the heme centers in cytochrome bc(1). Phys Chem Chem Phys 17, 2143-2151 (10.1039/c4cp04805a).

Chauvet, A. A. P., R. Agarwal, W. A. Cramer and M. Chergui (2015). Note: Small anaerobic chamber for optical spectroscopy. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 106101 (10.1063/1.4932183).

Chergui, M. (2015). Empirical rules of molecular photophysics in the light of ultrafast spectroscopy. Pure Appl. Chem. 87: 525-536. (10.1515/pac-2014-0939).

Chergui, M. (2015) Ultrafast Photophysics of Transition Metal Complexes. Acc Chem Res 48, 801-808 (10.1021/ar500358q).

Cirelli, C., M. Sabbar, S. Heuser, R. Boge, M. Lucchini, L. Gallmann and U. Keller (2015). Energy-Dependent Photoemission Time Delays of Noble Gas Atoms Using Coincidence Attosecond Streaking. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 21 (5), 8700307 (10.1109/jstqe.2015.2416152).

Courvoisier, S., Saklayen, N., Huber, M., Chen, J., Diebold, E.D., Bonacina, L., Wolf, J.P., and Mazur, E. (2015) Plasmonic Tipless Pyramid arrays for Cell Poration. Nano Lett 15, 4461-4466 (10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01697). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Curchod, B. F. E., T. J. Penfold, U. Röthlisberger and I. Tavernelli (2015). Local Control Theory in Trajectory Surface Hopping Dynamics Applied to the Excited-State Proton Transfer of 4-Hydroxyacridine. Chemphyschem 16: 2127-2133. (10.1002/cphc.201500190).

David, C., Karvinen, P., Sikorski, M., Song, S., Vartiainen, I., Milne, C.J., Mozzanica, A., Kayser, Y., Diaz, A., Mohacsi, I., Carini, G.A., Herrmann, S., Farm, E., Ritala, M., Fritz, D.M., and Robert, A. (2015) Following the dynamics of matter with femtosecond precision using the X-ray streaking method. Sci Rep 5, 7644 (10.1038/srep07644). See "Split x-ray flash shows rapid processes".

De Jonghe-Risse, J., M. Causa, E. Buchaca-Domingo, M. Heeney, J.-E. Moser, N. Stingelin and N. Banerji (2015). Using the Stark effect to understand charge generation in organic solar cells. Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials Xiv. S. C. Hayes and E. R. Bittner. 9549, 95490J (10.1117/12.2190212).

De Jonghe-Risse, J., J. Heier, F. Nüesch and J.-E. Moser (2015). Ultrafast charge transfer in solid-state films of pristine cyanine borate and blends with fullerene. J. Mater. Chem. A 3: 10935-10941. (10.1039/c5ta00784d).
Devizis, A., J. De Jonghe-Risse, R. Hany, F. Nüesch, S. Jenatsch, V. Gulbinas and J.-E. Moser (2015). Dissociation of Charge Transfer States and Carrier Separation in Bilayer Organic Solar Cells: A Time-Resolved Electroabsorption Spectroscopy Study. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137: 8192-8198. (10.1021/jacs.5b03682).

Dudev, T., Devereux, M., Meuwly, M., Lim, C., Piquemal, J.P., and Gresh, N. (2015) Quantum-Chemistry Based Calibration of the Alkali Metal Cation Series (Li+-Cs+) for Large-Scale Polarizable Molecular Mechanics/Dynamics Simulations. J Comput Chem 36, 285-302 (10.1002/jcc.23801).

Emaury, F., A. Diebold, A. Klenner, C. J. Saraceno, S. Schilt, T. Südmeyer and U. Keller (2015). Frequency comb offset dynamics of SESAM modelocked thin disk lasers. Opt. Express 23: 21836-21856. (10.1364/oe.23.021836).

Emaury, F., A. Diebold, C. J. Saraceno and U. Keller (2015). Compact extreme ultraviolet source at megahertz pulse repetition rate with a low-noise ultrafast thin-disk laser oscillator. Optica 2: 980-984. (10.1364/optica.2.000980).

Emmanouilidou, A., A. Chen, C. Hofmann, U. Keller and A. S. Landsman (2015). The effect of electron-electron correlation on the attoclock experiment. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48, 45602-45602 (10.1088/0953-4075/48/24/245602).

Ettoumi, W., Kasparian, J., and Wolf, J.P. (2015) Laser Filamentation as a New Phase Transition Universality Class. Phys Rev Lett 114, 063903 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.063903). See also the Focus article: Laser Filaments Go through Phase Transition. The paper also was an Editor's selection, and was used for the Cover of the PRL-issue.

Ettoumi, W., J. Kasparian and J. P. Wolf (2015) Spin-Glass Model Governs Laser Multiple Filamentation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 033902 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.033902).

Ferrer, A., J. A. Johnson, T. Huber, S. O. Mariager, M. Trant, S. Gruebel, D. Zhu, M. Chollet, J. Robinson, H. T. Lemke, G. Ingold, C. Milne, U. Staub, P. Beaud and S. L. Johnson (2015) Nonlinear delayed symmetry breaking in a solid excited by hard x-ray free electron laser pulses. Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 154101 (10.1063/1.4917506).

Greif, M., T. Nagy, M. Soloviov, L. Castiglioni, M. Hengsberger, M. Meuwly and J. Osterwalder (2015). Following the molecular motion of near-resonant excited CO on Pt(111): A simulated x-ray photoelectron diffraction study based on molecular dynamics calculations. Struct. Dynam. 2, 035102 (10.1063/1.4922611).

Gürel, K., V. J. Wittwer, M. Hoffmann, C. J. Saraceno, S. Hakobyan, B. Resan, A. Rohrbacher, K. Weingarten, S. Schilt and T. Südmeyer (2015). Green-diode-pumped femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser with up to 450 mW average power. Opt. Express 23: 30043-30048. (10.1364/oe.23.030043).

Hamm, P. and G. Stock (2015). Nonadiabatic vibrational dynamics in the HCO2- • H2O complex. J. Chem. Phys. 143, 134308 (10.1063/1.4932189).

Herrmann, J., Lucchini, M., Chen, S., Wu, M., Ludwig, A., Kasmi, L., Schafer, K.J., Gallmann, L., Gaarde, M.B., and Keller, U. (2015) Multiphoton transitions for delay-zero calibration in attosecond spectroscopy. New J Phys 17, 013007 (10.1088/1367-2630/17/1/013007).

Howard, D. L., H. G. Kjaergaard, J. Huang and M. Meuwly (2015). Infrared and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Acetylacetone and Hexafluoroacetylacetone. J. Phys. Chem. A 119: 7980-7990. (10.1021/acs.jpca.5b01863),

Huber, L., A. Ferrer, T. Kubacka, T. Huber, C. Dornes, T. Sato, K. Ogawa, K. Tono, T. Katayama, Y. Inubushi, M. Yabashi, Y. Tanaka, P. Beaud, M. Fiebig, V. Scagnoli, U. Staub and S. L. Johnson (2015). Coherent acoustic perturbation of second-harmonic generation in NiO. Phys. Rev. B 92, 094304 (10.1103/PhysRevB.92.094304).

Huber, T., S. O. Mariager, A. Ferrer, H. Schaefer, J. A. Johnson, S. Gruebel, A. Luebcke, A. Caviezel, L. Huber, T. Kubacka, C. Dornes, C. Laulhe, S. Ravy, G. Ingold, P. Beaud, J. Demsar and S. L. Johnson (2015). Coherent Dynamics of Structural Symmetry During the Ultrafast Melting of a Charge Density Wave. Ultrafast Phenomena Xix. I. Yamanouchi, S. Cundiff, R. DeVivieRiedle, M. KuwataGonokami and L. DiMauro. 162: 248-251.

Huber, T., M. Ranke, A. Ferrer, L. Huber and S. L. Johnson (2015). Coherent phonon spectroscopy of non-fully symmetric modes using resonant terahertz excitation. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 091107 (10.1063/1.4930021).

Huppert, M., I. Jordan and H. J. Wörner (2015). Attosecond beamline with actively stabilized and spatially separated beam paths. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 123106 (10.1063/1.4937623).

Jacobsen, S., Bereau, T., and Meuwly, M. (2015) Multipolar Force Fields and Their Effects on Solvent Dynamics around Simple Solutes. J Phys Chem B 119, 3034-3045 (10.1021/jp508052q).

Johnson, J. A., T. Kubacka, M. C. Hoffmann, C. Vicario, S. de Jong, P. Beaud, S. Gruebel, S. W. Huang, L. Huber, Y. W. Windsor, E. M. Bothschafter, L. Rettig, M. Ramakrishnan, A. Alberca, L. Patthey, Y. D. Chuang, J. J. Turner, G. L. Dakovski, W. S. Lee, M. P. Minitti, W. Schlotter, R. G. Moore, C. P. Hauri, S. M. Koohpayeh, V. Scagnoli, G. Ingold, S. L. Johnson and U. Staub (2015). Magnetic order dynamics in optically excited multiferroic TbMnO3. Phys. Rev. B 92 (18), 184429 (10.1103/PhysRevB.92.184429). 

Jordan, I., M. Huppert, M. A. Brown, J. A. van Bokhoven and H. J. Wörner (2015). Photoelectron spectrometer for attosecond spectroscopy of liquids and gases. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 23905-23905. (10.1063/1.4937623).

Karandashev, K. and J. Vanicek (2015). Accelerating quantum instanton calculations of the kinetic isotope effects. J. Chem. Phys. 143, 194104 (10.1063/1.4935701).

Kim, K. H., J. Kim, K. Y. Oang, J. H. Lee, D. Grolimund, C. J. Milne, T. J. Penfold, S. L. Johnson, A. Galler, T. W. Kim, J. G. Kim, D. Suh, J. Moon, J. Kim, K. Hong, L. Guerin, T. K. Kim, M. Wulff, C. Bresslerg and H. Ihee (2015). Identifying the major intermediate species by combining time-resolved X-ray solution scattering and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 23298-23302. (10.1039/c5cp03686k).

Klenner, A. and U. Keller (2015). All-optical Q-switching limiter for high-power gigahertz modelocked diode-pumped solid-state lasers. Opt. Express 23: 8532-8544. (10.1364/oe.23.008532).

Knorr, F. J., J. L. McHale, A. E. Clark, A. Marchioro and J.-E. Moser (2015). Dynamics of Interfacial Electron Transfer from Betanin to Nanocrystalline TiO2: The Pursuit of Two-Electron Injection. J. Phys. Chem. C 119: 19030-19041. (10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05896)
Kraus, P. M., O. I. Tolstikhin, D. Baykusheva, A. Rupenyan, J. Schneider, C. Z. Bisgaard, T. Morishita, F. Jensen, L. B. Madsen and H. J. Worner (2015). Observation of laser-induced electronic structure in oriented polyatomic molecules. Nat. Commun. 6. (10.1038/ncomms8039).

Koziol, K. L., P. J. M. Johnson, B. Stucki-Buchli, S. A. Waldauer and P. Hamm (2015). Fast infrared spectroscopy of protein dynamics: advancing sensitivity and selectivity. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 34: 1-6. (10.1016/
Kraack, J. P., D. Lotti and P. Hamm (2015). 2D attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy reveals ultrafast vibrational dynamics of organic monolayers at metal-liquid interfaces. J. Chem. Phys. 142, 212413 (10.1063/1.4916915).
Kraack, J. P., D. Lotti and P. Hamm (2015). Surface-enhanced, multi-dimensional attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials Xiv. S. C. Hayes and E. R. Bittner. 9549.

Kraus, P.M., Mignolet, B., Baykusheva, D., Rupenyan, A., Horný, L., Penka, E.F., Grassi, G., Tolstikhin, O.I., Schneider, J., Jensen, F., Madsen, L.B., Bandrauk, A.D., Remacle, F., and Wörner, H.J. (2015) Measurement and laser control of attosecond charge migration in ionized iodoacetylene. Science 350, 790-795 (10.1126/science.aab2160). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Kraus, P. M., O. I. Tolstikhin, D. Baykusheva, A. Rupenyan, J. Schneider, C. Z. Bisgaard, T. Morishita, F. Jensen, L. B. Madsen and H. J. Wörner (2015). Observation of laser-induced electronic structure in oriented polyatomic molecules. Nat. Commun. 6, 7039 (10.1038/ncomms8039).
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