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New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Wörner, Chergui, and Richardson
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New scientific highlights

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Researchers in the group of Hans Jakob Wörner at ETH Zurich have developed a method that enables time-​resolved measurements of electron motion in water clusters lasting only a few attoseconds. The technique can be used for more detailed studies of water as well as faster electronics.
Gong, X., Heck, S., Jelovina, D., Perry, C., Zinchenko, K., Lucchese, R., and Wörner, H.J. (2022) Attosecond spectroscopy of size-resolved water clusters. Nature (10.1038/s41586-022-05039-8)

Do biological organisms exploit the power of quantum mechanics? Contrary to what is often assumed, new work from the group of Jeremy Richardson at the ETH Zürich uses theory and simulation to show that photosynthesis is equally efficient with classical as with quantum vibrations.
Runeson, J.E., Lawrence, J.E., Mannouch, J.R., and Richardson, J.O. (2022) Explaining the Efficiency of Photosynthesis: Quantum Uncertainty or Classical Vibrations? J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 13, 3392-3399 (10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00538)


Scientists at EPFL have developed a new laser-based technique that can measure ultrafast changes in the structural symmetry of molecules, called chirality, tracking their conformational shifts in real time.
Oppermann, M., Zinna, F., Lacour, J., and Chergui, M. (2022) Chiral control of spin-crossover dynamics in Fe(II) complexes. Nature Chem. 10.1038/s41557-022-00933-0)

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