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New scientific highlights- from MUST researchers at PSI
Promotion to full professorcongratulations to Steve Johnson!
The Laser at 60: Ursula KellerOPN interviewed OSA Fellows
Former EPFL PhD student Edoardo Baldini wins the 2020 ACS PHYS Division Young Investigator Awards
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Banerji, Chergui and Wolf
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Ursula Keller wins the SPIE 2020 Gold Medal- awarded in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments
Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou - Physics Colloquium 11.12.19: Passion Extreme Light


2017 - Special Issue of Structural Dynamics:

Feurer, T. and U. Keller (2017). Preface to Swiss National Center of Competence in Research: Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061401. (10.1063/1.5018454)

Karandashev, K., Z.-H. Xu, M. Meuwly, J. Vaníček and J. O. Richardson (2017). Kinetic isotope effects and how to describe them. Structural Dynamics 4: 061501. (10.1063/1.4996339)

Gallmann, L., I. Jordan, H. J. Wörner, L. Castiglioni, M. Hengsberger, J. Osterwalder, C. A. Arrell, M. Chergui, E. Liberatore, U. Röthlisberger and U. Keller (2017). Photoemission and photoionization time delays and rates. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061502. (10.1063/1.4997175)

Teuscher, J., J. C. Brauer, A. Stepanov, A. Solano, A. Boziki, M. Chergui, J.-P. Wolf, U. Röthlisberger, N. Banerji and J.-E. Moser (2017). Charge separation and carrier dynamics in donor-acceptor heterojunction photovoltaic systems. Structural Dynamics 4: 061503. (10.1063/1.4996409)

Carbone, F., M. Hengsberger, L. Castiglioni and J. Osterwalder (2017). Femtosecond manipulation of spins, charges, and ions in nanostructures, thin films, and surfaces. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061504. (10.1063/1.4995541)

Crassee, I., L. Gallmann, G. Gäumann, M. Matthews, H. Yanagisawa, T. Feurer, M. Hengsberger, U. Keller, J. Osterwalder, H. J. Wörner and J. P. Wolf (2017). Strong field transient manipulation of electronic states and bands. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061505. (10.1063/1.4996424)

Johnson, S. L., M. Savoini, P. Beaud, G. Ingold, U. Staub, F. Carbone, L. Castiglioni, M. Hengsberger and J. Osterwalder (2017). Watching ultrafast responses of structure and magnetism in condensed matter with momentum-resolved probes. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061506. (10.1063/1.4996176)

El Hage, K., S. Brickel, S. Hermelin, G. Gaulier, C. Schmidt, L. Bonacina, S. C. van Keulen, S. Bhattacharyya, M. Chergui, P. Hamm, U. Rothlisberger, J.-P. Wolf and M. Meuwly (2017). Implications of short time scale dynamics on long time processes. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061507. (10.1063/1.4996448)

Wörner, H. J., C. A. Arrell, N. Banerji, A. Cannizzo, M. Chergui, A. K. Das, P. Hamm, U. Keller, P. M. Kraus, E. Liberatore, P. Lopez-Tarifa, M. Lucchini, M. Meuwly, C. Milne, J.-E. Moser, U. Röthlisberger, G. Smolentsev, J. Teuscher, J. A. van Bokhoven and O. Wenger (2017). Charge migration and charge transfer in molecular systems. Structural Dynamics 4: 061508. (10.1063/1.4996505)

Antipov, S. V., S. Bhattacharyya, K. El Hage, Z.-H. Xu, M. Meuwly, U. Röthlisberger and J. Vaníček (2017). Ultrafast dynamics induced by the interaction of molecules with electromagnetic fields: Several quantum, semiclassical, and classical approaches. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061509. (10.1063/1.4996559)

Bircher, M. P., E. Liberatore, N. J. Browning, S. Brickel, C. Hofmann, A. Patoz, O. T. Unke, T. Zimmermann, M. Chergui, P. Hamm, U. Keller, M. Meuwly, H.-J. Wörner, J. Vaníček and U. Röthlisberger (2017). Nonadiabatic effects in electronic and nuclear dynamics. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061510. (10.1063/1.4996816)

Hamm, P., M. Meuwly, S. L. Johnson, P. Beaud and U. Staub (2017). Perspective: THz-driven nuclear dynamics from solids to molecules. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061601. (10.1063/1.4992050)

Abela, R., P. Beaud, J. A. van Bokhoven, M. Chergui, T. Feurer, J. Haase, G. Ingold, S. L. Johnson, G. Knopp, H. Lemke, C. J. Milne, B. Pedrini, P. Radi, G. Schertler, J. Standfuss, U. Staub and L. Patthey (2017). Perspective: Opportunities for ultrafast science at SwissFEL. Struct. Dynam. 4: 061602. (10.1063/1.4997222)

Chergui, M. (2013) Ultrafast Studies of the Light-Induced Spin Change in Fe(II)-Polypyridine Complexes. In Spin-Crossover Materials (John Wiley & Sons Ltd), 405-424 (10.1002/9781118519301.ch15) Chergui-2013 (PDF, 382 KB).

Penfold, T.J., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2013) Recent Advances in Ultrafast X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Solutions. In: Adv Chem Phys (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 1-41 (10.1002/9781118571767.ch1Penfold-2013a (629 KB).

Penfold, T.J., Milne, C.J., Tavernelli, I., and Chergui, M. (2013) Hydrophobicity with atomic resolution: Steady-state and ultrafast X-ray absorption and molecular dynamics studies. Pure Appl Chem 85, 53-60 (10.1351/pac-con-12-04-02Penfold-2013b (768 KB).

Rosspeintner, A., Lang, B., and Vauthey, E. (2013) Ultrafast Photochemistry in Liquids. Annu Rev Phys Chem 64, 247-271 (10.1146/annurev-physchem-040412-110146) Rosspeintner-2013 (972 KB).

Venkatakrishnan, A.J., Deupi, X., Lebon, G., Tate, C.G., Schertler, G.F., and Babu, M.M. (2013) Molecular signatures of G-protein-coupled receptors. Nature 494, 185-194 (10.1038/nature11896) Venkatakrishnan-2013 (2.16 MB).

Cannizzo, A. (2012) Ultrafast UV spectroscopy: from a local to a global view of dynamical processes in macromolecules. Phys Chem Chem Phys 14, 11205-11223 (10.1039/c2cp40567a) Cannizzo-2012 (4.09 MB).

Gallmann L., Cirelli C., Keller U. (2012) Attosecond Science: Recent Highlights and Future Trends. Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 63, 447-469 (10.1146/annurev-physchem-032511-143702Gallmann-2012 (676 KB), Invited Paper.

Vauthey, E. (2012) Photoinduced Symmetry-Breaking Charge Separation. Chemphyschem 13, 2001-2011 (10.1002/cphc.201200106) Vauthey-2012 (1.1 MB).


Chim_121 Chimia, vol. 65, No. 5, 294-350, 2011

Special issue:
NCCR MUST: A New Swiss Research Priority in Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology

Editorial given by Thomas Feurer* and Ursula Keller*

U. Keller*
Attoscience at ETH Zurich: shining new light on old questions in quantum mechanics

H. J. Wörner°
High-Harmonic Spectroscopy: From Femtosecond to Attosecond Molecular Dynamics

C. J. Milne, R. M. Van der Veen, V.-T. Pham, F. A. Lima, H. Rittmann-Frank, M. Reinhard, F. van Mourik, S. Karlsson, T. J. Penfold, M. Chergui*
Ultrafast X-ray Absorption Studies of the Structural Dynamics of Molecular and Biological Systems in Solution

P. Beaud*, S. L. Johnson*, E. Vorobeva, C. J. Milne, A. Caviezel, S. O. Mariager, R. A. De Souza, U. Staub, G. Ingold
Ultrafast Structural Dynamics in Condensed Matter

P. Hamm*
Ultrafast Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy at University of Zurich

H. Merbold, F. Brunner, A. Cannizzo°, T. Feurer*
Near Field Enhancement for THz Switching and THz Nonlinear Spectroscopy Applications

C. Ruchert, F. Ardana, A. Trisorio, C. Vicario, C. P. Hauri°
Towards High-power Single-cycle THz Laser for Initiating High-field-sensitive Phenomena

B. D. Patterson*, J. Sa, A. Ichsanow, C. P. Hauri°, C. Vicario, C. Ruchert, I. Czekaj, R. Gehrig, H. C. Sigg, J. A. van Bokhoven°, B. Pedrini, R. Abela*
Can Energetic Terahertz Pulses Initiate Surface Catalytic Reactions on the Picosecond Time Scale?

P.-A. Cazade, S. Lutz, M. W. Lee, M. Meuwly*
Computational Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics

B. F. E. Curchod, P. Campomanes, A. Laktionov, M. Neri, T. J. Penfold, S. Vanni, I. Tavernelli, U. Rothlisberger*
Mixed Quantum Mechanical/Molecular Mechanical (QM/MM) Simulations of Adiabatic and Nonadiabatic Ultrafast Phenomena

M. Wehrle, M. Šulc, J. Vanícek*
Accelerating Calculations of Ultrafast Time-Resolved Electronic Spectra with Efficient Quantum Dynamics Methods

G. Knopp, P. P. Radi, T. Gerber*
Dispersed fs-FWM for Investigations of Low Frequency Vibrations of Transient Species in Combustion

L. Castiglioni, M. Greif, D. Leuenberger, S. Roth, J. Osterwalder*, M. Hengsberger*
Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Probe Ultrafast Charge Transfer and Electron Dynamics in Solid Surface Systems and at Metal-Molecule Interfaces

A. Rondi, D. Kiselev, S. Machado, J. Extermann, S. Weber, L. Bonacina, J.-P. Wolf*, J. Roslund, M. Roth, H. Rabitz
Discriminating Biomolecules with Coherent Control Strategies

M. Fedoseeva, J. Grilj, O. Kel, M. Koch, R. Letrun, V. Markovic, I. Petkova, S. Richert, A. Rosspeintner, P. S. Sherin, D. Villamaina, B. Lang, E. Vauthey*
Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions: From the Elucidation of Old Problems in Bulk Solutions Towards the Exploration of Interfaces

A. Punzi, J. C. Brauer, A. Marchioro, E. Ghadiri, J. de Jonghe, J.-E. Moser*
Photoinduced Interfacial Electron Transfer and Lateral Charge Transport in Molecular Donor–Acceptor Photovoltaic Systems

D. Schaming, I. Hatay, F. Cortez, A. Olaya, M. A. Méndez, P. Y. Ge, H. Deng, P. Voyame, Z. Nazemi, H. Girault*
Artificial Photosynthesis at Soft Interfaces

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