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Research publications 2014 L - Z

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Landsman, A.S., Weger, M., Maurer, J., Boge, R., Ludwig, A., Heuser, S., Cirelli, C., Gallmann, L., and Keller, U. (2014) Ultrafast resolution of tunneling delay time. Optica 1, 343-349 (10.1364/OPTICA.1.000343). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Landsman, A.S., and Keller, U. (2014) Tunnelling time in strong field ionisation. J Phys B: At, Mol Opt Phys 47, 204204 (10.1088/0953-4075/47/20/204024).

Lee, M.W., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Diffusion of atomic oxygen relevant to water formation in amorphous interstellar ices. Faraday Discuss 168, 205-222 (10.1039/C3FD00160A).

Lima, F.A., Penfold, T.J., van der Veen, R.M., Reinhard, M., Abela, R., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Benfatto, M., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2014) Probing the electronic and geometric structure of ferric and ferrous myoglobins in physiological solutions by Fe K-edge absorption spectroscopy. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 1617-1631 (10.1039/c3cp53683a).

Liu, Y.Z., Gerber, T., and Knopp, G. (2014a) Optical control of the vibrational excitation of the polyatomic ions via strong field multi-photon ionization. Acta Phys Sinica 63, 244208 (10.7498/aps.63.244208).
Liu, Y.Z., Gerber, T., Radi, P., Sych, Y., and Knopp, G. (2014b) Switching the vibrational excitation of a polyatomic ion in multi-photon strong field ionization. Chem Phys Lett 610,153-158 (10.1016/j.cplett.2014.07.016).  
Liu, Y.Z., Gerber, T., Sych, Y., Radi, P., and Knopp, G. (2014c) Real-time observation of ultrafast internal conversion in ethylbenzene by femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron imaging (vol 21, pg 16639, 2013). Opt Express 22, 9115-9115 (10.1364/oe.22.009115).
Liu, Y.Z., Knopp, G., and Gerber, T. (2014d) Ultrafast dynamics of ethylbenzene cations probed by photofragmentation and photoelectron spectrometry. J Mol Struct 1076, 26-30 (10.1016/j.molstruc.2014.07.038).

Liu, Y.Z., Knopp, G., Xiao, S.R., and Gerber, T. (2014e) Ultrafast Imaging of Electronic Relaxation in Ortho-xylene: New Features from Fragmentation-Ion Spectroscopy. Chin Phys Lett 31, 127802 (10.1088/0256-307x/31/12/127802).
Liu, Y.Z., Radi, P., Gerber, T., and Knopp, G. (2014f) Study on the ultrafast dynamics of o-xylene cation by combined fs-photoelectron imaging-photofragmentation spectroscopy. Chem Phys 442, 48-52 (10.1016/j.chemphys.2014.02.009).

Locher, R., Castiglioni, L., Lucchini, M., Greif, M., Gallmann, L., Osterwalder, J., Hengsberger, M., and Keller, U. (2014) Attosecond interferometry unravels complex delays in photoemission from solids. arXiv 1403, 5449 (arXiv:1403.5449).

Locher, R., Lucchini, M., Herrmann, J., Sabbar, M., Weger, M., Ludwig, A., Castiglioni, L., Greif, M., Hengsberger, M., Gallmann, L., and Keller, U. (2014) Versatile attosecond beamline in a two-foci configuration for simultaneous time-resolved measurements. Rev Sci Instrum 85, 013113 (10.1063/1.4862656)

López-Tarifa, P., Hervé du Penhoat, M., Vuilleumier, R., Gaigeot, M., Rothlisberger, U., Tavernelli, I., Le Padellec, A., Champeaux, J., Alcamí, M., Moretto-Capelle, P., Martín, F., and Politis, M. (2014) Time-dependent density functional theory molecular dynamics simulation of doubly charged uracil in gas phase. Cent Eur J Phys 12, 97-102 (10.2478/s11534-014-0428-0).

Ludwig, A., Maurer, J., Mayer, B.W., Phillips, C.R., Gallmann, L., and Keller, U. (2014) Breakdown of the Dipole Approximation in Strong-Field Ionization. Phys Rev Lett 113, 243001 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.243001). See highlight elsewhere on this website.

Marchioro, A., Teuscher, J., Friedrich, D., Kunst, M., van de Krol, R., Moehl, T., Grätzel, M.l., and Moser, J.-E. (2014) Unravelling the mechanism of photoinduced charge transfer processes in lead iodide perovskite solar cells. Nat Phot. 8, 250-255 (10.1038/nphoton.2013.374).

Mariager, S.O., Huber, T., and Ingold, G. (2014) The incommensurate modulations of stoichiometric Ni2MnGa. Acta Materialia 66, 192-198 (10.1016/j.actamat.2013.11.077)

Mariager, S.O., Dornes, C., Johnson, J.A., Ferrer, A., Grübel, S., Huber, T., Caviezel, A., Johnson, S.L., Eichhorn, T., Jakob, G., Elmers, H.J., Beaud, P., Quitmann, C., and Ingold, G. (2014) Structural and magnetic dynamics in the magnetic shape-memory alloy Ni2MnGa. Phys Rev B 90, 161103 (10.1103/PhysRevB.90.161103).

Mathew, S., Yella, A., Gao, P., Humphry-Baker, R., Curchod, B.F.E., Ashari-Astani, N., Tavernelli, I., Rothlisberger, U., Nazeeruddin, M.K., and Gratzel, M. (2014) Dye-sensitized solar cells with 13% efficiency achieved through the molecular engineering of porphyrin sensitizers. Nat Chem 6, 242-247 (10.1038/nchem.1861).

Mayer, B.W., Phillips, C.R., Gallmann, L., and Keller, U. (2014) Mid-infrared pulse generation via achromatic quasi-phase-matched OPCPA. Opt Express 22, 20798-20808 (10.1364/OE.22.020798).

Meuwly, M. (2014) Quantitative Atomistic Simulations of Reactive and Non-Reactive Processes. Chimia 68, 592-595 (10.2533/chimia.2014.592).

Milne, C.J., Penfold, T.J., and Chergui, M. Recent experimental and theoretical developments in time-resolved X-ray spectroscopies. Coord Chem Rev 277-278, 44-68 (10.1016/j.ccr.2014.02.013), invited review article.

Mustonen, A., Guzenko, V., Spreu, C., Feurer, T., and Tsujino, S. (2014) High-density metallic nano-emitter arrays and their field emission characteristics. Nanotechnology 25, 085203 (10.1088/0957-4484/25/8/085203).

Nagy, T., Reyes, J.Y., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Multisurface Adiabatic Reactive Molecular Dynamics. J Chem Theory Comput 10, 1366-1375 (10.1021/ct400953f).

Olaya, A.J., Brevet, P.F., Smirnov, E.A., and Girault, H.H. (2014) Ultrafast Population Dynamics of Surface-Active Dyes during Electrochemically Controlled Ion Transfer across a Liquid vertical bar Liquid Interface. J Phys Chem C 118, 25027-25031 (10.1021/jp507585a).

Osswald, P., Hemberger, P., Bierkandt, T., Akyildiz, E., Köhler, M., Bodi, A., Gerber, T., and Kasper, T. (2014) In situ flame chemistry tracing by imaging photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy. Rev Sci Instrum 85, 25101 (10.1063/1.4861175)

Patterson, B. (2014) Crystallography using an X-ray free-electron laser. Crystallogr Rev 20, 242-294 (10.1080/0889311X.2014.939649).

Patterson, B., Beaud, P., Braun, H., Dejoiea, C., Ingold, G., Milne, C., Patthey, L., Pedrini, B., Szlachentko, J., and Abela, R. (2014) Science Opportunities at the SwissFEL X-ray Laser. Chimia 68, 73-78 (10.2533/chimia.2014.73).

Penfold, T.J., Reinhard, M., Rittmann-Frank, M.H., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Milne, C.J., Glatzel, P., and Chergui, M. (2014) X-ray Spectroscopic Study of Solvent Effects on the Ferrous and Ferric Hexacyanide Anions. J Phys Chem A 118, 9411-9418 (10.1021/jp5055588).

Petrarca, M., Henin, S., Berti, N., Matthews, M., Chagas, J., Kasparian, J., Wolf, J.P., Gatti, G., Pirro, G., Anania, M.P., Ferrario, M., and Ghigo, A. (2014) White-light femtosecond Lidar at 100 TW power level. Appl Phys B 114, 319-325 (10.1007/s00340-013-5741-6)

Phillips, C.R., Mayer, B.W., Gallmann, L., Fejer, M.M., and Keller, U. (2014) Design constraints of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification based on chirped quasi-phase-matching gratings. Opt Express 22, 9627-9658 (10.1364/OE.22.009627).

Piazza, L., Ma, C., Yang, H.X., Mann, A., Zhu, Y., Li, J.Q., and Carbone, F. (2014) Ultrafast structural and electronic dynamics of the metallic phase in a layered manganite. Struct Dynam 1, 014501 (10.1063/1.4835116)

Piazza, L., Musumeci, P., Luiten, O.J., and Carbone, F. (2014) A proposal for fs-electron microscopy experiments on high-energy excitations in solids. Micron 63, 40-46 (10.1016/j.micron.2014.01.006).

Plattner, N., and Meuwly, M. (2014) The effect of classical and quantum dynamics on vibrational frequency shifts of H2 in clathrate hydrates. J Chem Phys 140, 024311 (10.1063/1.4859856).

Ponseca, C.S., Savenije, T.J., Abdellah, M., Zheng, K.B., Yartsev, A., Pascher, T., Harlang, T., Chabera, P., Pullerits, T., Stepanov, A., Wolf, J.P., and Sundstrom, V. (2014) Organometal Halide Perovskite Solar Cell Materials Rationalized: Ultrafast Charge Generation, High and Microsecond-Long Balanced Mobilities, and Slow Recombination. J Am Chem Soc 136,  5189-5192 (10.1021/ja412583t).

Qin, C.C., Liu, Y.Z., Zhang, X.Z., and Gerber, T. (2014) Phase-dependent field-free molecular alignment and orientation. Phys Rev A 90, 053429 (10.1103/PhysRevA.90.053429).

Reinhard, M., Penfold, T.J., Lima, F.A., Rittmann, J., Rittmann-Frank, M.H., Abela, R., Tavernelli, I., Röthlisberger, U., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2014) Photooxidation and photoaquation of iron hexacyanide in aqueous solution: A picosecond X-ray absorption study. Struct Dynam 1, 024901 (10.1063/1.4871751).

Reyes, J.Y., Nagy, T., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Competitive reaction pathways in vibrationally induced photodissociation of H2SO4. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 18533-18544 (10.1039/c4cp01832j).

Rittmann-Frank, M., Milne, C., Rittmann, J., Reinhard, M., Penfold, T.J., and Chergui, M. (2014) Mapping of the Photoinduced Electron Traps in TiO2 by Picosecond X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. Angew Chem Int Ed 53, 5858-5862 (10.1002/anie.201310522).

Ronzoni, F., Magouroux, T., Vernet, R., Extermann, J., Crotty, D., Prina-Mello, A., Ciepielewski, D., Volkov, Y., Bonacina, L., Wolf, J.-P., and Jaconi, M. (2014) Harmonic Nanoparticles for Regenerative Research. J Vis Exp 87, e51333 (10.3791/51333). NOTE: JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal:

Rossi, T., Penfold, T.J., Rittmann-Frank, M.H., Reinhard, M., Rittmann, J., Borca, C.N., Grolimund, D., Milne, C.J., and Chergui, M. (2014) Characterizing the Structure and Defect Concentration of ZnO Nanoparticles in a Colloidal Solution. J Phys Chem C 118, 19422-19430 (10.1021/jp505559u).

Rosspeintner, A., Angulo, G., and Vauthey, E. (2014) Bimolecular Photoinduced Electron Transfer Beyond the Diffusion Limit: The Rehm–Weller Experiment Revisited with Femtosecond Time Resolution. J Am Chem Soc 136, 2026-2032 (10.1021/ja4118279)

Sabbar, M., Heuser, S., Boge, R., Lucchini, M., Gallmann, L., Cirelli, C., and Keller, U. (2014) Combining attosecond XUV pulses with coincidence spectroscopy. Rev Sci Instrum 85, 103113 (10.1063/1.4898017).

Savolainen, J., Uhlig, F., Ahmed, S., Hamm, P., and Jungwirth, P. (2014) Direct observation of the collapse of the delocalized excess electron in water. Nat Chem 6, 697-701 (10.1038/nchem.1995).

Scarongella, M., Paraecattil, A.A., Buchaca-Domingo, E., Douglas, J.D., Beaupre, S., McCarthy-Ward, T., Heeney, M., Moser, J.E., Leclerc, M., Frechet, J.M.J., Stingelin, N., and Banerji, N. (2014) The influence of microstructure on charge separation dynamics in organic bulk heterojunction materials for solar cell applications. J Mater Chem A 2, 6218-6230 (10.1039/C3TA15112C).

Schmidt, T., Schwede, T., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Computational Analysis of Methyl Transfer Reactions in Dengue Virus Methyltransferase. J Phys Chem B 118, 5882-5890 (10.1021/jp5028564).

Schriber, C., Emaury, F., Diebold, A., Link, S., Golling, M., Beil, K., Kränkel, C., Saraceno, C.J., Südmeyer, T., and Keller, U. (2014) Dual-gain SESAM modelocked thin disk laser based on Yb:Lu2O3 and Yb:Sc2O3. Opt Express 22, 18979-18986 (10.1364/OE.22.018979)).

Shalaby, M., Fabianska, J., Peccianti, M., Ozturk, Y., Vidal, F., Sigg, H., Morandotti, R., and Feurer, T. (2014) Skirting terahertz waves in a photo-excited nanoslit structure. Appl Phys Lett 104, 171115 (10.1063/1.4871305).

Shalit, A., Perakis, F., and Hamm, P. (2014) Communication: Disorder-suppressed vibrational relaxation in vapor-deposited high-density amorphous ice. J Chem Phys 140, 151102 (10.1063/1.4871476).

Soloviov, M., and Meuwly, M. (2014) CO-dynamics in the active site of cytochrome c oxidase. J Chem Phys 140, 145101 (10.1063/1.4870264).

Staedler, D., Magouroux, T., Passemard, S., Schwung, S., Dubled, M., Schneiter, G.S., Rytz, D., Gerber-Lemaire, S., Bonacina, L., and Wolf, J.-P. (2014) Deep UV generation and direct DNA photo-interaction by harmonic nanoparticles in labelled samples. Nanoscale 6, 2929-2936 (10.1039/C3NR05897B): see our highlight.

Staub, U., de Souza, R.A., Beaud, P., Moehr-Vorobeva, E., Ingold, G., Caviezel, A., Scagnoli, V., Delley, B., Turner, J.J., Krupin, O., Lee, W.S., Chuang, Y.D., Patthey, L., Moore, R.G., Lu, D., Yi, M., Kirchmann, P.S., Trigo, M., Denes, P., Doering, D., Hussain, Z., Shen, Z.X., Prabhakaran, D., Boothroyd, A.T., and Johnson, S.L. (2014) Persistence of magnetic order in a highly excited Cu2+ state in CuO. Phys Rev B 89, 220401 (10.1103/PhysRevB.89.220401).

Stepanov, A.G., Henin, S., Petit, Y., Bonacina, L., Kasparian, J., and Wolf, J.P. (2014a) Erratum to: Mobile source of high-energy single-cycle terahertz pulses. Appl Phys B-Lasers O 115, 293-293 (10.1007/s00340-013-5619-7).

Stepanov, A.G., Rogov, A., Bonacina, L., Wolf, J.P., and Hauri, C.P. (2014) Tailoring single-cycle electromagnetic pulses in the 2-9 THz frequency range using DAST/SiO2 multilayer structures pumped at Ti:sapphire wavelength. Opt Express 22, 21618-21625 (10.1364/oe.22.021618).

Vicario, C., Ovchinnikov, A.V., Ashitkov, S.I., Agranat, M.B., Fortov, V.E., and Hauri, C.P. (2014) Generation of 0.9-mJ THz pulses in DSTMS pumped by a Cr:Mg2SiO4 laser. Opt Lett 39, 6632-6635 (10.1364/OL.39.006632) .

Waldauer, S.A., Stucki-Buchli, B., Frey, L., and Hamm, P. (2014) Effect of viscogens on the kinetic response of a photoperturbed allosteric protein. J Chem Phys 141, 22D514 (10.1063/1.4897975).

Wehrle, M., Šulc, M., and Vaníček, J. (2014) On-the-fly ab initio semiclassical dynamics: Identifying degrees of freedom essential for emission spectra of oligothiophenes. J Chem Phys 140, 244114 (10.1063/1.4884718).

Wielopolski, M., Linton, K.E., Marszalek, M., Gulcur, M., Bryce, M.R., and Moser, J.E. (2014) Harvesting UV photons for solar energy conversion applications. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 2090-2099 (10.1039/c3cp54914c)

Ying, W.J., Yang, J.B., Wielopolski, M., Moehl, T., Moser, J.E., Comte, P., Hua, J.L., Zakeeruddin, S.M., Tian, H., and Gratzel, M. (2014) New pyrido 3,4-b pyrazine-based sensitizers for efficient and stable dye-sensitized solar cells. Chem Sci 5, 206-214 (10.1039/c3sc51844b).

Yosa Reyes, J., Nagy, T., and Meuwly, M. (2014) Competitive reaction pathways in vibrationally induced photodissociation of H2SO4. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 18533-18544 (10.1039/C4CP01832J).

Zamponi, F., Penfold, T.J., Nachtegaal, M., Lubcke, A., Rittmann, J., Milne, C.J., Chergui, M., and van Bokhoven, J.A. (2014) Probing the dynamics of plasmon-excited hexanethiol-capped gold nanoparticles by picosecond X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Phys Chem Chem Phys 16, 23157-23163 (10.1039/c4cp03301a).

Zimmermann, T., and Vanicek, J. (2014) Efficient on-the-fly ab initio semiclassical method for computing time-resolved nonadiabatic electronic spectra with surface hopping or Ehrenfest dynamics. J Chem Phys 141, 134102 (10.1063/1.4896735).
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