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Research publications 2018 L - Z

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Leo, N., Carolus, V., White, J.S., Kenzelmann, M., Hudl, M., Tolédano, P., Honda, T., Kimura, T., Ivanov, S.A., Weil, M., Fiebig, M. et al. (2018). Magnetoelectric inversion of domain patterns. Nature 560, 466-470. (10.1038/s41586-018-0432-4)

Lesca, E., Panneels, V., and Schertler, G.F.X. (2018). The role of water molecules in phototransduction of retinal proteins and G protein-coupled receptors. Faraday Disc 207, 27-37. (10.1039/C7FD00207F)

Liberatore, E., Meli, R., and Röthlisberger, U. (2018). A Versatile Multiple Time Step Scheme for Efficient Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J Chem Theory Comput. (10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01189)

Luu, T.T., Scagnoli, V., Saha, S., Heyderman, L.J., and Wörner, H.J. (2018a). Generation of coherent extreme ultraviolet radiation from α–quartz using 50  fs laser pulses at a 1030  nm wavelength and high repetition rates. Opt Lett 43, 1790-1793. (10.1364/OL.43.001790)

Luu, T. T. and H. J. Wörner (2018). Measurement of the Berry curvature of solids using high-harmonic spectroscopy. Nat. Commun. 9: 916. (10.1038/s41467-018-03397-4). See our Highlight for details.

Luu, T.T., and Wörner, H.J. (2018b). Observing broken inversion symmetry in solids using two-color high-order harmonic spectroscopy. Phys Rev A 98, 041802. (10.1103/PhysRevA.98.041802)

Luu, T.T., Yin, Z., Jain, A., Gaumnitz, T., Pertot, Y., Ma, J., and Wörner, H.J. (2018b). Extreme–ultraviolet high–harmonic generation in liquids. Nature Commun 9, 3723. (10.1038/s41467-018-06040-4)

Matthews, M., Morales, F., Patas, A., Lindinger, A., Gateau, J., Berti, N., Hermelin, S., Kasparian, J., Richter, M., Bredtmann, T., Wolf, J.-P. et al. (2018). Amplification of intense light fields by nearly free electrons. Nature Phys 14, 695-700. (

Mattiat, J. and J. O. Richardson (2018). Effects of tunnelling and asymmetry for system-bath models of electron transfer. J. Chem. Phys. 148, 10: 102311. (10.1063/1.5001116).

Maurer, J., B. Willenberg, J. Danek, B. W. Mayer, C. R. Phillips, L. Gallmann, M. Klaiber, K. Z. Hatsagortsyan, C. H. Keitel and U. Keller (2018). Probing the ionization wave packet and recollision dynamics with an elliptically polarized strong laser field in the nondipole regime. Phys. Rev. A 97, 1: 013404. (10.1103/PhysRevA.97.013404).

Maznev, A.A., Bencivenga, F., Cannizzo, A., Capotondi, F., Cucini, R., Duncan, R.A., Feurer, T., Frazer, T.D., Foglia, L., Frey, H.M., et al. (2018). Generation of coherent phonons by coherent extreme ultraviolet radiation in a transient grating experiment. Appl Phys Lett 113, 221905. (10.1063/1.5048023)

Modsching, N., Paradis, C., Brochard, P., Jornod, N., Gürel, K., Kränkel, C., Schilt, S., Wittwer, V.J., and Südmeyer, T. (2018a). Carrier-envelope offset frequency stabilization of a thin-disk laser oscillator operating in the strongly self-phase modulation broadened regime. Opt Express 26, 28461-28468. (

Modsching, N., C. Paradis, F. Labaye, M. Gaponenko, I. J. Graumann, A. Diebold, F. Emaury, V. J. Wittwer and T. Südmeyer (2018). Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:CALGO thin-disk laser. Opt. Lett. 43, 4: 879-882. (10.1364/OL.43.000879).

Mondal, P., and Meuwly, M. (2018). Solvent Composition Drives the Rebinding Kinetics of Nitric Oxide to Microperoxidase. Sci Rep 8, 5281. (10.1038/s41598-018-22944-z)

Monney, C., Schuler, A., Jaouen, T., Mottas, M.L., Wolf, T., Merz, M., Muntwiler, M., Castiglioni, L., Aebi, P., Weber, F., Hengsberger, M. et al. (2018). Robustness of the charge-ordered phases in IrTe2 against photoexcitation. Phys Rev B 97, 075110 (10.1103/PhysRevB.97.075110)

Monni, R., G. Capano, G. Auböck, H. B. Gray, A. Vlček, I. Tavernelli and M. Chergui (2018). Vibrational coherence transfer in the ultrafast intersystem crossing of a diplatinum complex in solution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (10.1073/pnas.1719899115). See EPFL-News.

Mukherjee, S., Shimamoto, K., Windsor, Y.W., Ramakrishnan, M., Parchenko, S., Staub, U., Chapon, L., Ouladdiaf, B., Medarde, M., Shang, T., et al. (2018). Multiferroic phase diagram of E-type RMnO3 films studied by neutron and x-ray diffraction. Phys Rev B 98, 174416. (10.1103/PhysRevB.98.174416)

Němec, P., Fiebig, M., Kampfrath, T., and Kimel, A.V. (2018). Antiferromagnetic opto-spintronics. Nature Phys 14, 229-241. (10.1038/s41567-018-0051-x)

Neville, S. P., M. Chergui, A. Stolow and M. S. Schuurman (2018). Ultrafast X-Ray Spectroscopy of Conical Intersections. Phys. Rev. Lett. 120: 243001. (10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.243001). See our Highlight for details.

Nogly, P., T. Weinert, D. James, S. Carbajo, D. Ozerov, A. Furrer, D. Gashi, V. Borin, P. Skopintsev, K. Jaeger, K. Nass, P. Båth, R. Bosman, J. Koglin, M. Seaberg, T. Lane, D. Kekilli, S. Brünle, T. Tanaka, W. Wu, C. Milne, T. White, A. Barty, U. Weierstall, V. Panneels, E. Nango, S. Iwata, M. Hunter, I. Schapiro, G. Schertler, R. Neutze and J. Standfuss (2018). Retinal isomerization in bacteriorhodopsin captured by a femtosecond x-ray laser. Science 361 (10.1126/science.aat0094). See our Highlight for details.

Paleček, D., Tek, G., Lan, J., Iannuzzi, M., and Hamm, P. (2018). Characterization of the Platinum–Hydrogen Bond by Surface-Sensitive Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem Lett 9, 1254-1259. (

Paradis, C., Drs, J., Modsching, N., Razskazovskaya, O., Meyer, F., Kränkel, C., Saraceno, C.J., Wittwer, V.J., and Südmeyer, T. (2018). Broadband terahertz pulse generation driven by an ultrafast thin-disk laser oscillator. Opt Express 26, 26377-26384. (

Patas, A., Matthews, M., Hermelin, S., Gateau, J., Kasparian, J., Wolf, J.P., and Lindinger, A. (2018). Modifications of filament spectra by shaped octave-spanning laser pulses. Phys Rev A 98, 033804. (

Patoz, A., Begušić, T., and Vaníček, J. (2018). On-the-Fly Ab Initio Semiclassical Evaluation of Absorption Spectra of Polyatomic Molecules beyond the Condon Approximation. J Phys Chem Lett 9, 2367-2372. (

Penfold, T. J., J. Szlachetko, F. G. Santomauro, A. Britz, W. Gawelda, G. Doumy, A. M. March, S. H. Southworth, J. Rittmann, R. Abela, M. Chergui and C. J. Milne (2018). Revealing hole trapping in zinc oxide nanoparticles by time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy. Nature Communications 9: 478. (10.1038/s41467-018-02870-4). See our Highlight for details.

Pezzella, M., O. T. Unke and M. Meuwly (2018). Molecular Oxygen Formation in Interstellar Ices Does Not Require Tunneling. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, 8, 1822–1826. (10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00328).

Polyak, I., Jenkins, A.J., Vacher, M., Bouduban, M.E.F., Bearpark, M.J., and Robb, M.A. (2018). Charge migration engineered by localisation: electron-nuclear dynamics in polyenes and glycine. Mol Phys 116, 2474-2489. (10.1080/00268976.2018.1478136)

Pomarico, E., Kim, Y.-J., García de Abajo, F.J., Kwon, O.-H., Carbone, F., and van der Veen, R.M. (2018a). Ultrafast electron energy-loss spectroscopy in transmission electron microscopy. MRS Bulletin 43, 497-503. (

Pomarico, E., Pospíšil, P., Bouduban, M.E.F., Vestfrid, J., Gross, Z., Záliš, S., Chergui, M., and Vlček, A. (2018b). Photophysical Heavy-Atom Effect in Iodinated Metallocorroles: Spin–Orbit Coupling and Density of States. J Phys Chem A 122, 7256-7266. (

Porer, M., Fechner, M., Bothschafter, E.M., Rettig, L., Savoini, M., Esposito, V., Rittmann, J., Kubli, M., Neugebauer, M.J., Abreu, E., et al. (2018). Ultrafast Relaxation Dynamics of the Antiferrodistortive Phase in Ca Doped SrTiO3. Phys Rev Lett 121, 055701. (10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.055701)

Raghunathan, S., El Hage, K., Desmond, J.L., Zhang, L., and Meuwly, M. (2018). The Role of Water in the Stability of Wild-type and Mutant Insulin Dimers. J Phys Chem B 122, 7038-7048. (10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b04448)

Ramirez, I., Causa, M., Zhong, Y., Banerji, N., and Riede, M. (2018). Key Tradeoffs Limiting the Performance of Organic Photovoltaics. Adv Energ Mater 8, 1703551. (10.1002/aenm.201703551)

Rattenbacher, D., Jordan, I., Schild, A., and Wörner, H.J. (2018). Nonlocal mechanisms of attosecond interferometry and implications for condensed-phase experiments. Phys Rev A 97, 063415. (10.1103/PhysRevA.97.063415)

Riporto, J., Demierre, A., Kilin, V., Balciunas, T., Schmidt, C., Campargue, G., Urbain, M., Baltuska, A., Le Dantec, R., Wolf, J.-P., et al. (2018). Bismuth ferrite dielectric nanoparticles excited at telecom wavelengths as multicolor sources by second, third, and fourth harmonic generation. Nanoscale 10, 8146-8152. (10.1039/C7NR08102B)

Rohwer, E.J., Akbarimoosavi, M., Meckel, S.E., Liu, X., Geng, Y., Lawson Daku, L.M., Hauser, A., Cannizzo, A., Decurtins, S., Stanley, R.J., et al. (2018). Dipole Moment and Polarizability of Tunable Intramolecular Charge Transfer States in Heterocyclic π-Conjugated Molecular Dyads Determined by Computational and Stark Spectroscopic Study. J Phys Chem C 122, 9346-9355. (10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02268)

Sato, S.A., Lucchini, M., Volkov, M., Schlaepfer, F., Gallmann, L., Keller, U., and Rubio, A. (2018). Role of intraband transitions in photocarrier generation. Phys Rev B 98, 035202. (10.1103/PhysRevB.98.035202)

Savoini, M., L. Huber, H. Cuppen, E. Abreu, M. Kubli, M. J. Neugebauer, Y. Duan, P. Beaud, J. Xu, T. Rasing and S. L. Johnson (2018). THz Generation and Detection by Fluorenone Based Organic Crystals. ACS Photonics. 3, 671–677.  (10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00792).

Saygili, Y., Stojanovic, M., Michaels, H., Tiepelt, J., Teuscher, J., Massaro, A., Pavone, M., Giordano, F., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Boschloo, G., et al. (2018). Effect of Coordination Sphere Geometry of Copper Redox Mediators on Regeneration and Recombination Behavior in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications. ACS Appl Energy Mater 1, 4950-4962. (10.1021/acsaem.8b00957)

Schlaepfer, F., M. Lucchini, S. A. Sato, M. Volkov, L. Kasmi, N. Hartmann, A. Rubio, L. Gallmann and U. Keller (2018). Attosecond optical-field-enhanced carrier injection into the GaAs conduction band. Nat. Phys. (10.1038/s41567-018-0069-0).

Schmid, M.H., Das, A.K., Landis, C.R., and Meuwly, M. (2018). Multi-State VALBOND for Atomistic Simulations of Hypervalent Molecules, Metal Complexes, and Reactions. J Chem Theory Comput 14, 3565-3578. (10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01210)

Schmidt, C., Pertot, Y., Balciunas, T., Zinchenko, K., Matthews, M., Wörner, H.J., and Wolf, J.-P. (2018). High-order harmonic source spanning up to the oxygen K-edge based on filamentation pulse compression. Opt Express 26, 11834-11842. (

Schuhmann, K., Kirch, K., Marszalek, M., Nez, F., Pohl, R., Schulthess, I., Sinkunaite, L., Wichmann, G., Zeyen, M., and Antognini, A. (2018). Multipass amplifiers with self-compensation of the thermal lens. Appl Opt 57, 10323-10333. (10.1364/AO.57.010323)
Sciortino, A., Cannizzo, A., and Messina, F. (2018a). Carbon Nanodots: A Review—From the Current Understanding of the Fundamental Photophysics to the Full Control of the Optical Response. C J Carbon Res 4. (

Sciortino, A., Gazzetto, M., Buscarino, G., Popescu, R., Schneider, R., Giammona, G., Gerthsen, D., Rohwer, E.J., Mauro, N., Feurer, T., et al. (2018b). Disentangling size effects and spectral inhomogeneity in carbon nanodots by ultrafast dynamical hole-burning. Nanoscale 10, 15317-15323. (

Shukla, N., Pomarico, E., Hecht, C.J.S., Taylor, E.A., Chergui, M., and Othon, C.M. (2018). Hydrophobic interactions of sucralose with protein structures. Arch Biochem Biophys 639, 38-43. (://WOS:000424072600005)

Sidler, D., Meuwly, M., and Hamm, P. (2018). An efficient water force field calibrated against intermolecular THz and Raman spectra. J Chem Phys 148, 244504. (10.1063/1.5037062)

Stock, G., and Hamm, P. (2018). A non-equilibrium approach to allosteric communication. Philos Trans Royal Soc B 373, 20170187. (10.1098/rstb.2017.0187)

Tehlar, A., von Conta, A., Arasaki, Y., Takatsuka, K., and Wörner, H.J. (2018). Ab initio calculation of femtosecond-time-resolved photoelectron spectra of NO2 after excitation to the A-band. J Chem Phys 149, 034307. (10.1063/1.5029365)

Tsai, C.J., Pamula, F., Nehme, R., Muhle, J., Weinert, T., Flock, T., Nogly, P., Edwards, P.C., Carpenter, B., Gruhl, T., et al. (2018). Crystal structure of rhodopsin in complex with a mini-G(o) sheds light on the principles of G protein selectivity. Sci Adv 4. (

Unke, O.T., and Meuwly, M. (2018). A reactive, scalable, and transferable model for molecular energies from a neural network approach based on local information. J Chem Phys 148, 241708. (

Valzania, L., Feurer, T., Zolliker, P., and Hack, E. (2018). Terahertz ptychography. Opt Lett 43, 543-546. (

Vanacore, G. M., I. Madan, G. Berruto, K. Wang, E. Pomarico, R. J. Lamb, D. McGrouther, I. Kaminer, B. Barwick, F. J. García de Abajo and F. Carbone (2018). Attosecond coherent control of free-electron wave functions using semi-infinite light fields. Nat. Comm. 9: 2694. (10.1038/s41467-018-05021-x). See our Highlight for details.

von Conta, A., Tehlar, A., Schletter, A., Arasaki, Y., Takatsuka, K., and Worner, H.J. (2018). Conical-intersection dynamics and ground-state chemistry probed by extreme-ultraviolet time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. Nature Commun 9. (

Vos, J., L. Cattaneo, S. Patchkovskii, T. Zimmermann, C. Cirelli, M. Lucchini, A. Kheifets, A. S. Landsman and U. Keller (2018). "Orientation-dependent stereo Wigner time delay and electron localization in a small molecule." Science 360 (6395): 1326 (10.1126/science.aao4731). See our Highlight for details.

Waltar, K., J. Haase, M. Lucchini, J. A. van Bokhoven, M. Hengsberger, J. Osterwalder and L. Castiglioni (2018). Polarization-sensitive pulse reconstruction by momentum-resolved photoelectron streaking. Opt. Express 26, 7: 8364-8374. (10.1364/OE.26.008364)

Wellig, S., and Hamm, P. (2018). Solvation Layer of Antifreeze Proteins Analyzed with a Markov State Model. J Phys Chem B 122, 11014-11022. (

Wetli, C., Pal, S., Kroha, J., Kliemt, K., Krellner, C., Stockert, O., v. Löhneysen, H., and Fiebig, M. (2018). Time-resolved collapse and revival of the Kondo state near a quantum phase transition. Nature Phys 14, 1103-1107. (

Wolf, J. P. (2018). Short-pulse lasers for weather control. Rep. Prog. Phys. 81: 026001 (10.1088/1361-6633/aa8488). See our Highlight for details.

Yan, W., Burgos-Caminal, A., Das Gupta, T., Moser, J.-E., and Sorin, F. (2018). Direct Synthesis of Selenium Nanowire Mesh on a Solid Substrate and Insights into Ultrafast Photocarrier Dynamics. J Phys Chem C 122, 25134-25141. (10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08942)

Young, L., Ueda, K., Guhr, M., Bucksbaum, P.H., Simon, M., Mukamel, S., Rohringer, N., Prince, K.C., Masciovecchio, C., Meyer, M., et al. (2018). Roadmap of ultrafast x-ray atomic and molecular physics. J Phys B: At Mol Opt Phys 51. (10.1088/1361-6455/aa9735)

Zanobini, C., Bozovic, O., Jankovic, B., Koziol, K.L., Johnson, P.J.M., Hamm, P., Gulzar, A., Wolf, S., and Stock, G. (2018). Azidohomoalanine: A Minimally Invasive, Versatile, and Sensitive Infrared Label in Proteins To Study Ligand Binding. J Phys Chem B 122, 10118-10125. (10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b08368)

Zhang, W., Wu, Y., Bahng, H.W., Cao, Y., Yi, C., Saygili, Y., Luo, J., Liu, Y., Kavan, L., Moser, J.-E., et al. (2018). Comprehensive control of voltage loss enables 11.7% efficient solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. Energy Environ Sci 11, 1779-1787. (10.1039/C8EE00661J)
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