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Research publications 2013 L - Z

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Landsman, A.S., Hofmann, C., Pfeiffer, A.N., Cirelli, C., and Keller, U. (2013) Unified Approach to Probing Coulomb Effects in Tunnel Ionization for Any Ellipticity of Laser Light. Phys Rev Lett 111, 263001 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.263001).

Landsman, A.S., Pfeiffer, A.N., Hofmann, C., Smolarski, M., Cirelli, C., and Keller, U. (2013) Rydberg state creation by tunnel ionization. New J Phys 15, 013001 (10.1088/1367-2630/15/1/013001).

Lang, B., Mosquera-Vazquez, S., Lovy, D., Sherin, P., Markovic, V., and Vauthey, E. (2013) Broadband ultraviolet-visible transient absorption spectroscopy in the nanosecond to microsecond time domain with sub-nanosecond time resolution. Rev Sci Instrum 84, 073107 (10.1063/1.4812705).

Lee, M.W., Carr, J.K., Gollner, M., Hamm, P., and Meuwly, M.(2013) 2D IR spectra of cyanide in water investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. J Chem Phys 139, 054506 (10.1063/1.4815969).

Lee, M.W., and Meuwly, M. (2013) Hydration free energies of cyanide and hydroxide ions from molecular dynamics simulations with accurate force fields. Phys Chem Chem Phys 15,  20303-20312 (10.1039/C3CP52713A).

Leisner, T., Duft, D., Möhler, O., Saathoff, H., Schnaiter, M., Henin, S., Stelmaszczyk, K., Petrarca, M., Delagrange, R., Hao, Z., Lüder, J., Petit, Y., Rohwetter, P., Kasparian, J., Wolf, J.P., and Wöste, L. (2013) Laser-induced plasma cloud interaction and ice multiplication under cirrus cloud conditions. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 110, 10106-10110 (10.1073/pnas.1222190110). 

Le Pimpec, F., Milne, C.J., Hauri, C.P., and Ardana-Lamas, F. (2013) Quantum efficiency of technical metal photocathodes under laser irradiation of various wavelengths. Appl Phys A 112, 647-661 (10.1007/s00339-013-7600-z)

Lerch, S., Bessire, B., Bernhard, C., Feurer, T., and Stefanov, A. (2013) Tuning curve of type-0 spontaneous parametric down-conversion. J Opt Soc Am B 30, 953-958 (10.1364/JOSAB.30.000953).

Letrun, R., Koch, M., Dekhtyar, M.L., Kurdyukov, V.V., Tolmachev, A.I., Rettig, W., and Vauthey, E. (2013) Ultrafast Excited-State Dynamics of Donor-Acceptor Biaryls: Comparison between Pyridinium and Pyrylium Phenolates. J Phys Chem A 117, 13112-13126 (10.1021/jp409646g)

Leuenberger, D., Yanagisawa, H., Roth, S., Dil, J.H., Wells, J.W., Hofmann, P., Osterwalder, J., and Hengsberger, M. (2013) Excitation of Coherent Phonons in the One-Dimensional Bi(114) Surface. Phys Rev Lett 110, 136806 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.136806).

Liu, Y.Z., Gerber, T., Sych, Y., Radi, P., and Knopp, G. (2013a) Real-time observation of ultrafast internal conversion in ethylbenzene by femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron imaging. Opt Expr 21, 16639-16647 (10.1364/oe.21.016639).

Liu, Y.Z., Knopp, G., Hemberger, P., Sych, Y., Radi, P., Bodi, A., and Gerber, T. (2013b) Ultrafast imaging of electronic relaxation in o-xylene: a new competing intersystem crossing channel. Phys Chem Chem Phys 15, 18101-18107 (10.1039/c3cp53004c).

Lorenzana, J., Mansart, B., Mann, A., Odeh, A., Chergui, M., and Carbone, F. (2013) Investigating pairing interactions with coherent charge fluctuation spectroscopy. Eur Phys J Spec Top 222, 1223-1239 (10.1140/epjst/e2013-01917-9).

Lucchini, M., Herrmann, J., Ludwig, A., Locher, R., Sabbar, M., Gallmann, L., and Keller, U. (2013) Role of electron wavepacket interference in the optical response of helium atoms. New J Phys 15, 103010 (10.1088/1367-2630/15/10/103010).

Mansart, B., Cottet, M.J.G., Mancini, G.F., Jarlborg, T., Dugdale, S.B., Johnson, S.L., Mariager, S.O., Milne, C.J.Beaud, P., Grubel, S., Johnson, J.A., Kubacka, T., Ingold, G., Prsa, K., Ronnow, H.M., Conder, K., Pomjakushina, E., Chergui, M., and Carbone, F. (2013) Temperature-dependent electron-phonon coupling in La2-xSrxCuO4 probed by femtosecond x-ray diffraction. Phys Rev B 88, 054507 (10.1103/PhysRevB.88.054507).

Mansart, B., Lorenzana, J., Mann, A., Odeh, A., Scarongella, M., Chergui, M., and Carbone, F.  (2013) Coupling of a high-energy excitation to superconducting quasiparticles in a cuprate from coherent charge fluctuation spectroscopy. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110, 4539-4544 (10.1073/pnas.1218742110).

Marchioro, A., Brauer, J.C., Teuscher, J., Graetzel, M., and Moser, J.E. (2013). Photoinduced processes in lead iodide perovskite solid-state solar cells. In: J Phys Chem C Nanomater Interfaces, N. Banerji, and C. Silva, eds. (10.1117/12.2023003). 

Matthews, M., Henin, S., Pomel, F., Théberge, F., Lassonde, P., Daigle, J.-F., Kieffer, J.-C., Kasparian, J., and Wolf, J.-P. (2013) Cooperative effect of ultraviolet and near-infrared beams in laser-induced condensation. Appl Phys Lett 103, 264103 (10.1063/1.4857895)

Mayer, B.W., Phillips, C.R., Gallmann, L., Fejer, M.M., and Keller, U. (2013) Sub-four-cycle laser pulses directly from a high-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier at 3.4 mu m. Opt Lett 38, 4265-4268 (10.1364/ol.38.004265)

Messina, F., Bräm, O., Cannizzo, A., and Chergui, M. (2013) Real-time observation of the charge transfer to solvent dynamics. Nat Commun 4, 2119 (10.1038/ncomms3119). The paper was highlighted by Science Daily, also see our highlight page.

Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2013) New Developments in Time-Resolved X-ray Spectroscopies. IXAS Rev 9.

Monoszlai, B., Vicario, C., Jazbinsek, M., and Hauri, C.P. (2013) High-energy terahertz pulses from organic crystals: DAST and DSTMS pumped at Ti:sapphire wavelength. Opt Lett 38, 5106-5109 (10.1364/ol.38.005106)

Mueller, L., Gutt, C., Pfau, B., Schaffert, S., Geilhufe, J., Buttner, F., Mohanty, J., Flewett, S., Treusch, R., Dusterer, S., Redlin, H., Al-Shemmary, A., Hille, M., Kobs, A., Fromter, R., Oepen, H.P., Ziaja, B., Medvedev, N., Son, S.K., Thiele, R., Santra, R., Vodungbo, B., Luning, J., Eisebitt, S., and Grubel, G. (2013) Breakdown of the X-Ray Resonant Magnetic Scattering Signal during Intense Pulses of Extreme Ultraviolet Free-Electron-Laser Radiation. Phys Rev Lett 110, 234801  (10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.234801).

Mueller, L., Gutt, C., Streit-Nierobisch, S., Walther, M., Schaffert, S., Pfau, B., Geilhufe, J., Buttner, F., Flewett, S., Gunther, C.M., Eisebitt, S., Kobs, A., Hille, M., Stickler, D., Fromter, R., Oepen, H.P., Luning, J., and Grubel, G. (2013) Endstation for ultrafast magnetic scattering experiments at the free-electron laser in Hamburg. Rev Sci Instrum 84, 013906 (10.1063/1.4773543).

Neshchadin, D., Rosspeintner, A., Griesser, M., Lang, B., Mosquera-Vazquez, S., Vauthey, E., Gorelik, V., Liska, R., Hametner, C., Ganster, B., Saf, R., Moszner, N., and Gescheidt, G. (2013) Acylgermanes: Photoinitiators and Sources for Ge-Centered Radicals. Insights into their Reactivity. J Am Chem Soc 135, 17314-17321 (10.1021/ja404433u).

Nienhaus, K., Lutz, S., Meuwly, M.,and Nienhaus, G.U. (2013) Reaction-Pathway Selection in the Structural Dynamics of a Heme Protein. Chem Eur J 19, 3558-3562 (10.1002/chem.201203558).

Pedrini, B., Menzel, A., Guizar-Sicairos, M., Guzenko, V.A., Gorelick, S., David, C., Patterson, B.D., and Abela, R. (2013) Two-dimensional structure from random multiparticle X-ray scattering images using cross-correlations. Nat Commun 4, 1647 (10.1038/ncomms2622): see our highlight.

Pedrini, B., Serrano, P., Mohanty, B., Geralt, M., and Wuthrich, K. (2013) NMR-profiles of protein solutions. Biopolymers 99, 825-831 (10.1002/bip.22348).

Penfold, T.J., Karlsson, S., Capano, G., Lima, F.A., Rittmann, J., Reinhard, M., Rittmann-Frank, M.H., Bräm, O., Baranoff, E., Abela, R., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2013) Solvent-Induced Luminescence Quenching: Static and Time-Resolved X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of a Copper(I) Phenanthroline Complex. J Phys Chem A 117, 4591-4601 (10.1021/jp403751m).

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.) 153, 1-41 (10.1002/9781118571767.ch1), Invited review article, Cover picture.

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-12-04-02), Invited review article.

Penfold, T.J., Tavernelli, I., Doemer, M., Abela, R.Röthlisberger, U., and Chergui, M. (2013a) Solvent rearrangements during the transition from hydrophilic to hydrophobic solvation. Chem Phys 410, 25-30 (10.1016/j.chemphys.2012.10.008).

Penfold, T.J., Tavernelli, I., Milne, C.J., Reinhard, M., El Nahhas, A., Abela, R., Röthlisberger, U., and Chergui, M. (2013b) A wavelet analysis for the X-ray absorption spectra of molecules. J Chem Phys 138, 014104 (10.1063/1.4772766).

Perakis, F., Borek, J., and Hamm, P. (2013) Three-dimensional infrared spectroscopy of isotope-diluted ice Ih. J Chem Phys 139, 014501 (10.1063/1.4812216): see our highlight.

Pfeiffer, A.N., Cirelli, C., Smolarski, M., and Keller, U. (2013) Recent attoclock measurements of strong field ionization. Chem Phys 414, 84-91 (10.1016/j.chemphys.2012.02.005).

Phillips, C.R., Gallmann, L., and Fejer, M.M. (2013) Design of quasi-phasematching gratings via convex optimization. Opt Express 21, 10139-10159 (10.1364/oe.21.010139)

Phillips, C.R., Langrock, C., Chang, D., Lin, Y.W., Gallmann, L., and Fejer, M.M. (2013) Apodization of chirped quasi-phasematching devices. J Opt Soc Am B 30, 1551-1568 (10.1364/josab.30.001551)

Piazza, L., Masiel, D.J., LaGrange, T., Reed, B.W., Barwick, B., and Carbone, F. (2013) Design and implementation of a fs-resolved transmission electron microscope based on thermionic gun technology. Chem Phys 423, 79-84 (10.1016/j.chemphys.2013.06.026).

Polander, L.E., Yella, A., Curchod, B.F.E., Ashari Astani, N., Teuscher, J., Scopelliti, R., Gao, P., Mathew, S., Moser, J.-E.,Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Grätzel, M., Nazeeruddin, M.K., and Frey, J. (2013) Towards Compatibility between Ruthenium Sensitizers and Cobalt Electrolytes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Angew Chem Int Ed 52, 8731-8735 (10.1002/anie.201304608).

Polander, L.E., Yella, A., Teuscher, J., Humphry-Baker, R., Curchod, B.F.E., Astani, N.A., Gao, P., Moser, J.E., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Grätzel, M., Nazeeruddin, M.K., and Frey, J. (2013) Unravelling the Potential for Dithienopyrrole Sensitizers in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Chem Mat 25, 2642-2648 (10.1021/cm401144j).

Richert, S., Rosspeintner, A., Landgraf, S., Grampp, G., Vauthey, E., and Kattnig, D.R. (2013) Time-Resolved Magnetic Field Effects Distinguish Loose Ion Pairs from Exciplexes. J Am Chem Soc 135, 15144-15152 (10.1021/ja407052t).

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).

Ruchert, C., Vicario, C., and Hauri, C.P. (2013) Spatiotemporal Focusing Dynamics of Intense Supercontinuum THz Pulses. Phys Rev Lett 110, 123902 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.123902)

Sa, J., Friedli, P., Geiger, R., Lerch, P., Rittmann-Frank, M.H., Milne, C.J., Szlachetko, J., Santomauro, F.G., van Bokhoven, J.A., Chergui, M., Rossi, M.J., and Sigg, H. (2013) Transient mid-IR study of electron dynamics in TiO2 conduction band. Analyst 138, 1966-1970 (10.1039/c3an36595f).

Saathoff, H., Henin, S., Stelmaszczyk, K., Petrarca, M., Delagrange, R., Hao, Z., Lüder, J., Möhler, O., Petit, Y., Rohwetter, P., Schnaiter, M., Kasparian, J., Leisner, T., Wolf, J.P., and Wöste, L. (2013) Laser filament-induced aerosol formation. Atmos Chem Phys 13, 4593-4604 (10.5194/acp-13-4593-2013). 

Saini, C., Liani, A., Curie, T., Gos, P., Kreppel, F., Emmenegger, Y., Bonacina, L., Wolf, J.P., Poget, Y.A., Franken, P., and Schibler, U. (2013) Real-time recording of circadian liver gene expression in freely moving mice reveals the phase-setting behavior of hepatocyte clocks. Genes Dev 27, 1526-1536 (10.1101/gad.221374.113). 

Savolainen, J., Ahmed, S., and Hamm, P. (2013) Two-dimensional Raman-terahertz spectroscopy of water. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110, 20402-20407 (10.1073/pnas.1317459110): see our highlight.

Scarongella, M., Laktionov, A., Röthlisberger, U., and Banerji, N. (2013) Charge transfer relaxation in donor-acceptor type conjugated materials. J Mat Chem C 1, 2308-2319 (10.1039/C3TC00829K).

Schubert, C., Wielopolski, M., Mewes, L.-H., de Miguel Rojas, G., van der Pol, C., Moss, K.C., Bryce, M.R., Moser, J.-E., Clark, T., and Guldi, D.M. (2013) Precise Control of Intramolecular Charge-Transport: The Interplay of Distance and Conformational Effects. Chem Eur J, 7575-7586 (10.1002/chem.201204055).

Shalaby, M., Vidal, F., Peccianti, M., Morandotti, R., Enderli, F., Feurer, T., and Patterson, B.D. (2013) Terahertz macrospin dynamics in insulating ferrimagnets. Phys Rev B 88, 140301(R) (10.1103/PhysRevB.88.140301).

Shalit, A., Perakis, F., and Hamm, P. (2013) Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy of Isotope-Diluted Low Density Amorphous Ice. J Phys Chem B 117, 15512-15518 (10.1021/jp4053743).

Sulc, M., Hernandez, H., Martinez, T.J., and Vanicek, J. (2013) Relation of exact Gaussian basis methods to the dephasing representation: Theory and application to time-resolved electronic spectra. J Chem Phys 139, 034112 (10.1063/1.4813124).

Sun, Q., Mosquera-Vazquez, S., Lawson Daku, L.M., Guénée, L., Goodwin, H.A., Vauthey, E., and Hauser, A. (2013) Experimental Evidence of Ultrafast Quenching of the 3MLCT Luminescence in Ruthenium(II) Tris-bipyridyl Complexes via a 3dd State. J Am Chem Soc 135, 13660-13663 (10.1021/ja407225t).

Szymczak, J.J., Hofmann, F.D., and Meuwly, M. (2013) Structure and dynamics of solvent shells around photoexcited metal complexes. Phys Chem Chem Phys 15, 6268-6277 (10.1039/c3cp44465a).

Toghill, K.E., Voyame, P., Momotenko, D., Olaya, A.J., and Girault, H.H. (2013) Steady-state macroscale voltammetry in a supercritical carbon dioxide medium. Phys Chem Chem Phys 15, 972-978 (10.1039/c2cp42856c).

Trigo, M., Fuchs, M., Chen, J., Jiang, M.P., Cammarata, M., Fahy, S., Fritz, D.M., Gaffney, K., Ghimire, S., Higginbotham, A., Johnson, S.L., Kozina, M.E., Larsson, J., Lemke, H., Lindenberg, A.M., Ndabashimiye, G., Quirin, F., Sokolowski-Tinten, K., Uher, C., Wang, G., Wark, J.S., Zhu, D., and Reis, D.A. (2013) Fourier-transform inelastic X-ray scattering from time- and momentum-dependent phonon-phonon correlations. Nature Phys 9, 790-794 (10.1038/nphys2788).

Valsson, O., Campomanes, P., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., and Filippi, C. (2013) Rhodopsin Absorption from First Principles: Bypassing Common Pitfalls. J Chem Theory Comput 9, 2441-2454 (10.1021/ct3010408).

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).

Vicario, C., Monoszlai, B., Lombosi, C., Mareczko, A., Courjaud, A., Fulop, J.A., and Hauri, C.P. (2013) Pump pulse width and temperature effects in lithium niobate for efficient THz generation. Opt Lett 38, 5373-5376 (10.1364/ol.38.005373)

Vicario, C., Ruchert, C., Ardana Lamas, F., Derlet, P.M., Tudu, B., Luning, J., and Hauri, C.P. (2013) Off-resonant magnetization dynamics phase-locked to an intense phase-stable terahertz transient. Nat Photon 7, 720-723 (10.1038/nphoton.2013.209).

Vicario, C., Ruchert, C., and Hauri, C.P. (2013) High field broadband THz generation in organic materials. J Mod Opt, 1-6 (10.1080/09500340.2013.800242)

Voyame, P., Toghill, K.E., Mendez, M.A., and Girault, H.H. (2013) Photoreduction of CO2 Using Ru(bpy)(2)(CO)L (n+) Catalysts in Biphasic Solution/Supercritical CO2 Systems. Inorg Chem 52, 10949-10957 (10.1021/ic401031j).

Weger, M., Maurer, J., Ludwig, A., Gallmann, L., and Keller, U. (2013) Transferring the attoclock technique to velocity map imaging. Optics Express 21, 21981-21990 (10.1364/oe.21.021981).

Wielopolski, M., Kim, J.H., Jung, Y.S., Yu, Y.J., Kay, K.Y., Holcombe, T.W., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Grätzel, M., and Moser, J.E. (2013) Position-Dependent Extension of pi-Conjugation in D-pi-A Dye Sensitizers and the Impact on the Charge-Transfer Properties. J Phys Chem C 117, 13805-13815 (10.1021/jp402411h).

Wielopolski, M., Moser, J.E., Marszalek, M., Zakeeruddin, S.M., and Gratzel, M. (2013). pi-Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Systems as Metal-Free Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications. In: Xviiith International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, M. Chergui, A. Taylor, S. Cundiff, R. DeVivieRiedle, and K. Yamagouchi, eds. (10.1051/epjconf/20134108013).

Yella, A., Humphry-Baker, R., Curchod, B.F.E., Astani, N.A., Teuscher, J., Polander, L.E., Mathew, S., Moser, J.E., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Grätzel, M., Nazeeruddin, M.K., and Frey, J. (2013) Molecular Engineering of a Fluorene Donor for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Chem Mat 25, 2733-2739 (10.1021/cm401593b).

Zambrano, E., Sulc, M., and Vanicek, J. (2013) Improving the accuracy and efficiency of time-resolved electronic spectra calculations: Cellular dephasing representation with a prefactor. J Chem Phys 139. 054109 (10.1063/1.4817005).

Zimmermann, T., and Vanicek, J. (2013) Role of sampling in evaluating classical time autocorrelation functions. J Chem Phys 139, 104105 (10.1063/1.4820420).
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