Forthcoming Events

16.12.2021 - 21.12.2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
01.06.2022 - 30.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK

News

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
SY-GAIA expedition - measures aerosols in the North-Atlantic

Visualization of charge, energy, or signal transfer

Carriers of charge, energy, or more generally of information can be electrons, vibrational excitations, ions, or even groups of nuclei. Today, the most challenging time scale is that of the electron dynamics, on an elementary level in atoms or small molecular systems. Novel laser systems allow for measurements reaching sub-100 attosecond resolution for probing electron dynamics, for example in Auger processes, in electron tunneling, or in molecular tomography. MUST has established an attosecond ‘facility’ in Ursula Keller's group at ETH Zurich and through collaborative efforts the attosecond beamline (i.e. attoline) has been open to other members of the MUST network (e.g. Hengsberger/Osterwalder and Chergui). In larger molecular systems, where the electron transfer is described more traditionally on the level of the Marcus Theory, and can be studied by more established techniques, many open questions need to be addressed, both from the fundamental but also from the application point of view.

Again some efforts aim at manipulating and controlling such transport phenomena through shaped light pulses, most notably in the THz regime where Stark shifting of eigenstates can be maintained for time scales on which these transport phenomena occur.



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