Forthcoming Events

11.07.2022 - 15.07.2022, Celeste Hotel, on UCF main campus, Orlando, Florida
05.09.2022 - 09.09.2022, Iseolago hotel, Iseo, Italy.


MUST2022 Conference- succesfully concluded
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui and Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
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

Research publications 2019 A - L

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Akbarimoosavi, M., Rohwer, E., Rondi, A., Hankache, J., Geng, Y., Decurtins, S., Hauser, A., Liu, S.X., Feurer, T., and Cannizzo, A. (2019). Tunable Lifetimes of Intramolecular Charge-Separated States in Molecular Donor-Acceptor Dyads. J Phys Chem C 123, 8500-8511 (10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11066)

Alanazi, A.Q., Kubicki, D.J., Prochowicz, D., Alharbi, E.A., Bouduban, M.E.F., Jahanbakhshi, F., Mladenovic, M., Milic, J.V., Giordano, F., Ren, D., Alyamani, A.Y., Albrithen, H., Albadri, A., Alotaibi, M.H., Moser, J.E., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Röthlisberger, U., Emsley, L., and Grätzel, M. (2019). Atomic-Level Microstructure of Efficient Formamidinium-Based Perovskite Solar Cells Stabilized by 5-Ammonium Valeric Acid Iodide Revealed by Multinuclear and Two-Dimensional Solid-State NMR. J Am Chem Soc 141, 17659-17669 (10.1021/jacs.9b07381)

Alharbi, E.A., Alyamani, A.Y., Kubicki, D.J., Uhl, A.R., Walder, B.J., Alanazi, A.Q., Luo, J.S., Burgos-Caminal, A., Albadri, A., Albrithen, H., Alotaibi, M.H., Moser, J.E., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Giordano, F., Emsley, L., and Grätzel, M. (2019). Atomic-level passivation mechanism of ammonium salts enabling highly efficient perovskite solar cells. Nature Commun 10, 3008 (s41467-019-10985-5)

Ashari-Astani, N., Jahanbakhshi, F., Mladenovic, M., Alanazi, A.Q.M., Ahmadabadi, I., Ejtehadi, M.R., Dar, M.I., Grätzel, M., and Röthlisberger, U. (2019). Ruddlesden Popper Phases of Methylammonium-Based Two-Dimensional Perovskites with 5-Ammonium Valeric Acid AVA(2)MA(n-1)Pb(n)I(3n+1) with n=1, 2, and 3. J Phys Chem Lett 10, 3543-3549 (10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01111)

Bahng, H.-W. (2019). Photoinduced Charge Transfer Dynamics in Blue-Coloured Diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Lausanne: EPFL - Moser, J.E.).

Baldini, E., Dominguez, A., Palmieri, T., Cannelli, O., Rubio, A., Ruello, P., and Chergui, M. (2019). Exciton control in a room temperature bulk semiconductor with coherent strain pulses. Sci Adv 5, eaax2937. (10.1126/sciadv.aax2937)

Barnes, J.V., Yoder, B.L., and Signorell, R. (2019). Magic Numbers for the Photoelectron Anisotropy in Li-Doped Dimethyl Ether Clusters. J Phys Chem A. 123, 2379–2386 (10.1021/acs.jpca.8b12262)

Baykusheva, D., Zindel, D., Svoboda, V., Bommeli, E., Ochsner, M., Tehlar, A., and Wörner, H.J. (2019). Real-time probing of chirality during a chemical reaction. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116, 23923-23929 ( 10.1073/pnas.1907189116)

Berger, A., Ciardi, G., Sidler, D., Hamm, P., and Shalit, A. (2019). Impact of nuclear quantum effects on the structural inhomogeneity of liquid water. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, ()

Bircher, M.P., López-Tarifa, P., and Röthlisberger, U. (2019). Shedding Light on the Basis Set Dependence of the Minnesota Functionals: Differences Between Plane Waves, Slater Functions, and Gaussians. J Chem Theory Comput15, 557-571. (10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00897)

Bohinc, R., Pamfilidis, G., Rehault, J., Radi, P., Milne, C., Szlachetko, J., Bencivenga, F., Capotondi, F., Cucini, R., Foglia, L., Masciovecchio, C., Mincigrucci, R., Pedersoli, E., Simoncig, A., Mahne, N., Cannizzo, A., Frey, H.M., Ollmann, Z., Feurer, T., Maznev, A.A., Nelson, K., and Knopp, G. (2019). Nonlinear XUV-optical transient grating spectroscopy at the Si L-2,L-3-edge. Appl Phys Lett 114, 181101 (10.1063/1.5085413)

Bolnykh, V., Olsen, J.M.H., Meloni, S., Bircher, M.P., Ippoliti, E., Carloni, P., and Röthlisberger, U. (2019). Extreme Scalability of DFT-Based QM/MM MD Simulations Using MiMiC. J Chem Theory Comput 15, 5601-5613 (10.1021/acs.jctc.9b00424)

Bösch, C.D., Abay, E., Langenegger, S.M., Nazari, M., Cannizzo, A., Feurer, T., and Häner, R. (2019). DNA-Organized Light-Harvesting Antennae: Energy Transfer in Polyaromatic Stacks Proceeds through Interposed Nucleobase Pairs. Helv Chim Acta 102, e1900148 (10.1002/hlca.201900148)

Bouduban, M.E.F., Queloz, V.I.E., Caselli, V.M., Cho, K.T., Kirmani, A.R., Paek, S., Roldan-Carmona, C., Richter, L.J., Moser, J.E., Savenije, T.J., Nazeeruddin, M.K., and Grancini, G. (2019). Crystal Orientation Drives the Interface Physics at Two/Three-Dimensional Hybrid Perovskites. J Phys Chem Lett 10, 5713-5720 (10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02224)

Bräm, O., Cannizzo, A., and Chergui, M. (2019). Ultrafast Broadband Fluorescence Up-conversion Study of the Electronic Relaxation of Metalloporphyrins. J Phys Chem A 123, 1461-1468 (10.1021/acs.jpca.9b00007)

Brickel, S., and Meuwly, M. (2019). Molecular Determinants for Rate Acceleration in the Claisen Rearrangement Reaction. J Phys Chem B 123, 448-456 (10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11059)

Burgos-Caminal, A., Moreno-Naranjo, J.M., Willauer, A.R., Paraecattil, A.A., Ajdarzadeh Oskouei, A., and Moser, J.E. (2019). Hot Carrier Mobility Dynamics Unravel Competing Sub-ps Cooling Processes in Lead Halide Perovskites. arXiv, arXiv:1909.04589. (

Cannelli, O., Bacellar, C., Ingle, R.A., Bohinc, R., Kinschel, D., Bauer, B., Ferreira, D.S., Grolimund, D., Mancini, G.F., and Chergui, M. (2019). Toward time-resolved laser T-jump/X-ray probe spectroscopy in aqueous solutions. Struct Dynam 6, 064303. (10.1063/1.5129626)

Chergui, M. (2019a). Ultrafast molecular photophysics in the deep-ultraviolet. J Chem Phys 150, 070901 ( 10.1063/1.5082644)

Chergui, M. (2019b). Ultrafast photoinduced energy and charge transfer. Faraday Disc 216, 9-37 (10.1039/C9FD00036D)

Chernyshev, A.V., Guda, A.A., Cannizzo, A., Solov’eva, E.V., Voloshin, N.A., Rusalev, Y., Shapovalov, V.V., Smolentsev, G., Soldatov, A.V., and Metelitsa, A.V. (2019). Operando XAS and UV–Vis Characterization of the Photodynamic Spiropyran–Zinc Complexes. J Phys Chem B 123, 1324-1331 (10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11010)

Choi, S., and Vaníček, J. (2019). Efficient geometric integrators for nonadiabatic quantum dynamics. I. The adiabatic representation. J Chem Phys 150, 204112 (10.1063/1.5092611)

Ciardi, G., Berger, A., Hamm, P., and Shalit, A. (2019). Signatures of Intra- and Intermolecular Vibrational Coupling in Halogenated Liquids Revealed by Two-Dimensional Raman-Terahertz Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem Lett 10, 4463-4468 (10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01528)

Dänekamp, B., Droseros, N., Tsokkou, D., Brehm, V., Boix, P.P., Sessolo, M., Banerji, N., and Bolink, H.J. (2019). Influence of hole transport material ionization energy on the performance of perovskite solar cells. J Mater Chem C 7, 523-527 (10.1039/C8TC05372C)

Desmond, J.L., Koner, D., and Meuwly, M. (2019). Probing the Differential Dynamics of the Monomeric and Dimeric Insulin from Amide-I IR Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B 123, 6588-6598 (10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b04628)

Diamantis, P., Hage, K.E., and Meuwly, M. (2019a). Effect of Single-Point Mutations on Nitric Oxide Rebinding and the Thermodynamic Stability of Myoglobin. J Phys Chem B 123, 1961-1972 (10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11454)

Diamantis, P., Tavernelli, I., and Röthlisberger, U. (2019b). Vertical Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities of Native and Damaged DNA Bases, Nucleotides, and Pairs from Density Functional Theory Calculations: Model Assessment and Implications for DNA Damage Recognition and Repair. J Chem Theory Comput 15, 2042-2052 (10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00645)

Dörfler, A.D., Eberle, P., Koner, D., Tomza, M., Meuwly, M., and Willitsch, S. (2019). Long-range versus short-range effects in cold molecular ion-neutral collisions. Nature Commun 10, 5429 (10.1038/s41467-019-13218-x)

Dornes, C., Acremann, Y., Savoini, M., Kubli, M., Neugebauer, M.J., Abreu, E., Huber, L., Lantz, G., Vaz, C.A.F., Lemke, H., Bothschafter, E.M., Porer, M., Esposito, V., Rettig, L., Buzzi, M., Alberca, A., Windsor, Y.W., Beaud, P., Staub, U., Zhu, D., Song, S., Glownia, J.M., and Johnson, S.L. (2019). The ultrafast Einstein–de Haas effect. Nature 565, 209-212 (10.1038/s41586-018-0822-7)

Fang, W., Thapa, M.J., and Richardson, J.O. (2019). Nonadiabatic quantum transition-state theory in the golden-rule limit. II. Overcoming the pitfalls of the saddle-point and semiclassical approximations. J Chem Phys 151, 214101 (10.1063/1.5131092)

Flores-Diaz, N., Bahng, H.W., Vlachopoulos, N., Moser, J.E., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Grätzel, M., and Hagfeldt, A. (2019). A tandem redox system with a cobalt complex and 2-azaadamantane-N-oxyl for fast dye regeneration and open circuit voltages exceeding 1 V. J Mater Chem A 7, 10998-11006 (10.1039/C9TA00490D)

Gartmann, T.E., Ban, L., Yoder, B.L., Hartweg, S., Chasovskikh, E., and Signorell, R. (2019). Relaxation Dynamics and Genuine Properties of the Solvated Electron in Neutral Water Clusters. J Phys Chem Lett, 10, 4777-4782. (10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01802)

Hamm, P. (2019). Velocity echoes in water. J Chem Phys 151, 054505 (10.1063/1.5112163)

Hammerland, D., Zhang, P., Kuhn, S., Jojart, P., Seres, I., Zuba, V., Varallyay, Z., Charalambidis, D., Osvay, K., Luu, T.T., and Wörner, H.J. (2019). Reconstruction of attosecond pulses in the presence of interfering dressing fields using a 100 kHz laser system at ELI-ALPS. J Phys B-At Mol Opt 52, 23LT01 (10.1088/1361-6455/ab486c/meta)

Hartmann, N., Bhattacharyya, S., Schläpfer, F., Volkov, M., Schumacher, Z., Lucchini, M., Gallmann, L., Röthlisberger, U., and Keller, U. (2019). Ultrafast nuclear dynamics of the acetylene cation C2H2+ and its impact on the infrared probe pulse induced C-H bond breaking efficiency. Phys Chem Chem Phys 21, 18380-18385 (10.1039/C9CP03138C)

Heider, R., Wagner, M.S., Hartmann, N., Ilchen, M., Buck, J., Hartmann, G., Shirvanyan, V., Lindahl, A.O., Grunert, J., Krzywinski, J., Liu, J., Ossiander, M., Lutman, A.A., Maxwell, T., Miahnahri, A.A., Moeller, S.P., Planas, M., Robinson, J., Viefhaus, J., Feurer, T., Kienberger, R., Coffee, R.N., and Helml, W. (2019). Megahertz-compatible angular streaking with few-femtosecond resolution at x-ray free-electron lasers. Phys Rev A 100, 053420 (10.1103/PhysRevA.100.053420)

Hofmann, C., Landsman, A.S., and Keller, U. (2019). Attoclock revisited on electron tunnelling time. J Modern Opt 66, 1052-1070 (10.1080/09500340.2019.1596325)

Houver, S., Huber, L., Savoini, M., Abreu, E., and Johnson, S.L. (2019). 2D THz spectroscopic investigation of ballistic conduction-band electron dynamics in InSb. Opt Express 27, 10854-10865 (10.1364/OE.27.010854)

Ingold, G., Abela, R., Arrell, C., Beaud, P., Bohler, P., Cammarata, M., Deng, Y.P., Erny, C., Esposito, V., Flechsig, U., Follath, R., Hauri, C., Johnson, S., Juranic, P., Mancini, G.F., Mankowsky, R., Mozzanica, A., Oggenfuss, R.A., Patterson, B.D., Patthey, L., Pedrini, B., Rittmann, J., Sala, L., Savoini, M., Svetina, C., Zamofing, T., Zerdane, S., and Lemke, H.T. (2019). Experimental station Bernina at SwissFEL: condensed matter physics on femtosecond time scales investigated by X-ray diffraction and spectroscopic methods. J Synchrotron Rad 26, 874-886 (10.1107/S160057751900331X)

Karandashev, K., and Vaníček, J. (2019). Accelerating equilibrium isotope effect calculations. II. Stochastic implementation of direct estimators. J Chem Phys 151, 134116 (10.1063/1.5124995)

Kim, H.W., Vinokurov, N.A., Baek, I.H., Oang, K.Y., Kim, M.H., Kim, Y.C., Jang, K.-H., Lee, K., Park, S.H., Park, S., Shin, J., Kim, J., Rotermund, F., Cho, S., Feurer, T., and Jeong, Y.U. (2019). Towards jitter-free ultrafast electron diffraction technology. Nature Photon. 14, 245-249 (10.1038/s41566-019-0566-4)

Kliuiev, P., Zamborlini, G., Jugovac, M., Gurdal, Y., Arx, K.v., Waltar, K., Schnidrig, S., Alberto, R., Iannuzzi, M., Feyer, V., Hengsberger, M., Osterwalder, J., and Castiglioni, L. (2019). Combined orbital tomography study of multi-configurational molecular adsorbate systems. Nature Commun 10, 5255 (10.1038/s41467-019-13254-7)

Koner, D., Unke, O.T., Boe, K., Bemish, R.J., and Meuwly, M. (2019). Exhaustive state-to-state cross sections for reactive molecular collisions from importance sampling simulation and a neural network representation. J Chem Phys 150, 211101 (10.1063/1.5097385)

Koner, D., Veliz, J.C.S., van der Avoird, A., and Meuwly, M. (2019). Near dissociation states for H2+-He on MRCI and FCI potential energy surfaces. Phys Chem Chem Phys 21, 24976-24983 (10.1039/C9CP05259C)

Kozina, M., Fechner, M., Marsik, P., van Driel, T., Glownia, J.M., Bernhard, C., Radovic, M., Zhu, D., Bonetti, S., Staub, U., and Hoffmann, M.C. (2019). Terahertz-driven phonon upconversion in SrTiO3. Nature Phys. 15, 387392 (10.1038/s41567-018-0408-1)

Kubli, M., Savoini, M., Abreu, E., Burganov, B., Lantz, G., Huber, L., Neugebauer, J.M., Boie, L., Esposito, V., Bothschafter, M.E., Parchenko, S., Grübel, S., Porer, M., Rittmann, J., Beaud, P., Staub, U., Yabashi, M., Tanaka, Y., Katayama, T., Togashi, T., Kohutych, A.A., Vysochanskii, M.Y., and Johnson, L.S. (2019). Kinetics of a Phonon-Mediated Laser-Driven Structural Phase Transition in Sn2P2Se6. Appl Sci 9, 525 (10.3390/app9030525)

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