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Research publications 2017 L - Z

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Laulhé, C, T Huber, G Lantz, A Ferrer, S O Mariager, S Grübel, J Rittmann, J A Johnson, V Esposito, A Lübcke, L Huber, M Kubli, M Savoini, V L R Jacques, L Cario, B Corraze, E Janod, G Ingold, P Beaud, S L Johnson, and S Ravy (2017), Ultrafast Formation of a Charge Density Wave State in: Observation at Nanometer Scales Using Time-Resolved X-Ray Diffraction. Phys, Rev. Lett., 118: 247401 (10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.247401).

Labaye, F., M. Gaponenko, V. J. Wittwer, A. Diebold, C. Paradis, N. Modsching, L. Merceron, F. Emaury, I. J. Graumann, C. R. Phillips, C. J. Saraceno, C. Krankel, U. Keller and T. Südmeyer (2017). Extreme ultraviolet light source at a megahertz repetition rate based on high-harmonic generation inside a mode-locked thin-disk laser oscillator. Opt Lett. 42, 24: 5170-5173. (10.1364/OL.42.005170).

Lantz, G., C. Laulhe, S. Ravy, M. Kubli, M. Savoini, K. Tasca, E. Abreu, V. Esposito, M. Porer, A. Ciavardini, L. Cario, J. Rittmann, P. Beaud and S. L. Johnson (2017). Domain-size effects on the dynamics of a charge density wave in 1T-TaS2. Phys. Rev. B 96, 22: 224101. (10.1103/PhysRevB.96.224101).

Lantz, G., M. J. Neugebauer, M. Kubli, M. Savoini, E. Abreu, K. Tasca, C. Dornes, V. Esposito, J. Rittmann, Y. W. Windsor, P. Beaud, G. Ingold and S. L. Johnson (2017). Coupling between a Charge Density Wave and Magnetism in an Heusler Material. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 22: 227207. (10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.227207)

Laulhe, C., T. Huber, G. Lantz, A. Ferrer, S. O. Mariager, S. Grubel, J. Rittmann, J. A. Johnson, V. Esposito, A. Lubcke, L. Huber, M. Kubli, M. Savoini, V. L. R. Jacques, L. Cario, B. Corraze, E. Janod, G. Ingold, P. Beaud, S. L. Johnson and S. Ravy (2017). Ultrafast Formation of a Charge Density Wave State in 1T-TaS2: Observation at Nanometer Scales Using Time-Resolved X-Ray Diffraction. Phy. Rev. Lett. 118: 247401. (10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.247401).

Li, H, N G Kling, T Gaumnitz, C Burger, R Siemering, J Schotz, Q Liu, L Ban, Y Pertot, J Wu, A M Azzeer, R de Vivie-Riedle, H J Wörner, and M F Kling (2017). Sub-cycle steering of the deprotonation of acetylene by intense few-cycle mid-infrared laser fields. Opt. Express, 25: 14192-14203 (10.1364/oe.25.014192).

Lindenberg, A M, S L Johnson, and D A Reis (2017). Visualization of Atomic-Scale Motions in Materials via Femtosecond X-Ray Scattering Techniques. Ann. Rev. Mat. Res. 47: 425-449. (10.1146/annurev-matsci-070616-124152).

Luckhaus, D., Y.-i. Yamamoto, T. Suzuki and R. Signorell (2017). Genuine binding energy of the hydrated electron. Sci. Adv. 3. (10.1126/sciadv.1603224). See our Highlight for details.
Milne, C., Beaud, P., Deng Y., Erny C., Follath R., Flechsig U., Hauri U., Ingold G., Juranic P., Knopp G., Lemke H., Pedrini B., Radi P. and L. Patthey (2017). Opportunities for Chemistry at the SwissFEL X-ray Free Electron Laser. Chimia 71 5: 299-307. (10.2533/chimia.2017.299).

Milne, C.J., T. Schietinger, M. Aiba, A. Alarcon, J. Alex, A. Anghel, V. Arsov, C. Beard, P. Beaud, et al. (2017). SwissFEL: The swiss X-ray free electron laser, Appl. Sci. 7, 720. (10.3390/app7070720).

Mondal, P. and M. Meuwly (2017). Vibrational Stark spectroscopy for assessing ligand-binding strengths in a protein. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 24: 16131-16143. (10.1039/C7CP01892D).

Monni, R., G. Auböck, D. Kinschel, K. M. Aziz-Lange, H. B. Gray, A. Vlček and M. Chergui (2017). Conservation of vibrational coherence in ultrafast electronic relaxation: The case of diplatinum complexes in solution. Chem. Phys. Lett. (10.1016/j.cplett.2017.02.071).

Moser, J.-E. (2017). Perovskite photovoltaics: Slow recombination unveiled. Nat. Mater. 16: 4-6. (10.1038/nmat4796).

Müller, J., J. Rajeswari, H. Ping, H. M. Ronnow, F. Carbone and A. Rosch (2017). Magnetic skyrmions and skyrmion clusters in the helical phase of Cu2OSeO3. (arXiv1703.06989).

Ojeda, J., C. A. Arrell, L. Longetti, M. Chergui and J. Helbing (2017). Charge-transfer and impulsive electronic-to-vibrational energy conversion in ferricyanide: ultrafast photoelectron and transient infrared studies. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 26: 17052-17062. (10.1039/C7CP03337K).

Oppermann, M., Nagornova, N. S., Oriana, A., Baldini, E., Mewes, L., Bauer, B., Palmieri, T., Rossi, T., van Mourik F., and Chergui, M. (2017). The LOUVRE Laboratory: State-of-the-Art Ultrafast Ultraviolet Spectroscopies for Molecular and Materials Science. Chimia 71, 5: 288-294. (10.2533/chimia.2017.288). Special Issue of Chimia on LACUS.

Paradis, C., N. Modsching, V. J. Wittwer, B. Deppe, C. Krankel and T. Südmeyer (2017). Generation of 35-fs pulses from a Kerr lens mode-locked Yb:Lu2O3 thin-disk laser. Opt. Express 25, 13: 14918-14925. (10.1364/OE.25.014918).

Pennacchio, F., G. M. Vanacore, G. F. Mancini, M. Oppermann, R. Jayaraman, P. Musumeci, P. Baum and F. Carbone (2017). Design and implementation of an optimal laser pulse front tilting scheme for ultrafast electron diffraction in reflection geometry with high temporal resolution. Struct. Dynam. 4, 4: 044032. (10.1063.1.4991483).

Pertot, Y., C. Schmidt, M. Matthews, A. Chauvet, M. Huppert, V. Svoboda, A. von Conta, A. Tehlar, Baykusheva, J. P. Wolf and H. J. Wörner (2017). Time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy with a water window high-harmonic source. Science: 264-267 (10.1126/science.aah6114).

Peterhans, L., E. Alloa, Y. Sheima, L. Vannay, M. Leclerc, C. Corminboeuf, S. C. Hayes and N. Banerji (2017). Salt-induced thermochromism of a conjugated polyelectrolyte. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19: 28853-28866. (10.1039/c7cp02734f).

Ramakrishnan, M., Y. Joly, Y. W. Windsor, L. Rettig, A. Alberca, E. M. Bothschafter, P. Lejay, R. Ballou, V. Simonet, V. Scagnoli and U. Staub (2017). Crystal symmetry lowering in chiral multiferroic Ba3TaFe3Si2O14 observed by x-ray magnetic scattering. Phys. Rev. B 95. (10.1103/PhysRevB.95.205145).

Reinhard, M., G. Aubock, N. A. Besley, I. P. Clark, G. M. Greetham, M. W. D. Hanson-Heine, R. Horvath, T. S. Murphy, T. J. Penfold, M. Towrie, M. W. George and M. Chergui (2017). photoaquation Mechanism of Hexacyanoferrate(II) Ions: Ultrafast 2D UV and Transient Visible and IR Spectroscopies. J Am Chem Soc 139: 7335-7347. (10.1021/jacs.7b02769).

Rivero, U., M. Meuwly and S. Willitsch (2017). A computational study of the Diels-Alder reactions between 2,3-dibromo-1,3-butadiene and maleic anhydride. Chem. Phys. Lett. 683: 598-605. (10.1016/j.cplett.2017.03.063).

Sabbar, M., S. Heuser, R. Boge, M. Lucchini, T. Carette, E. Lindroth, L. Gallmann, C. Cirelli and U. Keller (2017). Erratum: Resonance Effects in Photoemission Time Delays (vol 115, 133001, 2015). Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 21. (10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.219901).

Santomauro, F. G., J. Grilj, L. Mewes, G. Nedelcu, S. Yakunin, T. Rossi, G. Capano, A. Al Haddad, J. Budarz, D. Kinschel, D. Ferreira, G. Rossi, M. Gutierrez Tovar, D. Grolimund, V. Samson, M. Nachtegaal, G. Smolentsev, M. Kovalenko and M. Chergui (2017). Localized holes and delocalized electrons in photoexcited inorganic perovskites: Watching each atomic actor by picosecond X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Struct. Dynam. 4: 044002 (10.1063/1.4971999).

Schlaepfer, F., A. Ludwig, M. Lucchini, L. Kasmi, M. Volkov, L. Gallmann and U. Keller (2017). Gouy phase shift for annular beam profiles in attosecond experiments. Opt. Express 25: 3646-3655. (10.1364/OE.25.003646).

Schmidt, B. E., A. Hage, T. Mans, F. Legare and H. J. Wörner (2017). Highly stable, 54mJ Yb-InnoSlab laser platform at 0.5kW average power. Opt. Express 25: 17549-17555. (10.1364/oe.25.017549).

Schuler, A., Greif, M., Seitsonen, A.P., Mette, G., Castiglioni, L., Osterwalder, J., and Hengsberger, M. (2017) Sensitivity of photoelectron diffraction to conformational changes of adsorbed molecules: Tetra-tert-butyl-azobenzene/Au(111). Struct Dynam 4, 015101 (10.1063/1.4975594).

Sciortino, A., A. Madonia, M. Gazzetto, L. Sciortino, E. J. Rohwer, T. Feurer, F. M. Gelardi, M. Cannas, A. Cannizzo and F. Messina (2017). The interaction of photoexcited carbon nanodots with metal ions disclosed down to the femtosecond scale. Nanoscale 9, 33: 11902-11911. (10.1039/C7NR03754F).

Song, F. Y., R. More, M. Schilling, G. Smolentsev, N. Azzaroli, T. Fox, S. Luber and G. R. Patzke (2017). {Co4O4} and {Co,Ni-4,O-4} Cubane Water Oxidation Catalysts as Surface Cut-Outs of Cobalt Oxides. J Am Chem Soc 139: 14198-14208. (10.1021/jacs.7b07361).

Sousa, G., D. Kiselev, J. Kasparian, C. George, J. Ferreira, P. Favreau, B. Lazzarotto and J.-P. Wolf (2017). Time-resolved monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons adsorbed on atmospheric particles. Environ. Sci. Poll. Res. 24: 19517-19523. (10.1007/s11356-017-9612-2).

Staub, U., L. Rettig, E. M. Bothschafter, Y. W. Windsor, M. Ramakrishnan, S. R. V. Avula, J. Dreiser, C. Piamonteze, V. Scagnoli, S. Mukherjee, C. Niedermayer, M. Medarde and E. Pomjakushina (2017). Interplay of Fe and Tm moments through the spin-reorientation transition in TmFeO3. Phys. Rev. B 96, 17: 174408. (10.1103/PhysRevB.96.174408).

Stucki-Buchli, B., P. J. M. Johnson, O. Bozovic, C. Zanobini, K. L. Koziol, P. Hamm, A. Gulzar, S. Wolf, S. Buchenberg and G. Stock (2017). 2D-IR Spectroscopy of an AHA Labeled Photoswitchable PDZ2 Domain. J. Phys. Chem. A 121, 49: 9435-9445. (10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09675).

Svoboda, V., N. Bhargava Ram, R. Rajeev and H. J. Wörner (2017). Time-resolved photoelectron imaging with a femtosecond vacuum-ultraviolet light source: Dynamics in the A∼/B∼- and F∼-bands of SO2. J. Chem. Phys. 146: 084301 (10.1063/1.4976552).

Tasca, K.R., Esposito, V., Lantz, G., Beaud, P., Kubli, M., Savoini, M., Giles, C., and Johnson, S.L. (2017) Time-Resolved X-ray Powder Diffraction Study of Photoinduced Phase Transition in Ti3O5 Nanoparticles. ChemPhysChem, (10.1002/cphc.201601337).

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).

Tran, H., A. V. Cunha, J. J. Shephard, A. Shalit, P. Hamm, T. L. C. Jansen and C. G. Salzmann (2017). 2D IR spectroscopy of high-pressure phases of ice. J. Chem. Phys. 147: 144501 (10.1063/1.4993952). See our Highlight for details.

Tzschaschel, C., K. Otani, R. Iida, T. Shimura, H. Ueda, S. Günther, M. Fiebig and T. Satoh (2017). Ultrafast optical excitation of coherent magnons in antiferromagnetic NiO. Physical Review B 95: 174407 (10.1103/PhysRevB.95.174407). Editors' Suggestion.

Unke, O. T., M. Devereux and M. Meuwly (2017). Minimal distributed charges: Multipolar quality at the cost of point charge electrostatics. J. Chem. Phys. 147, 16. (10.163/1.4993424).

Unke, O. T. and M. Meuwly (2017). Toolkit for the Construction of Reproducing Kernel-Based Representations of Data: Application to Multidimensional Potential Energy Surfaces. J. Chem. Inf. Model 57, 8: 1923-1931. (10.1021/acs.jcim.7b00090).

van Keulen, S. C., A. Solano and U. Röthlisberger (2017). How Rhodopsin Tunes the Equilibrium between Protonated and Deprotonated Forms of the Retinal Chromophore. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 9: 4524-4534. (10.1021/acs.jctc.7b00229).

Vanicek, J. (2017). Several Semiclassical Approaches to Time-resolved Spectroscopy. Chimia 71, 5: 283-287. (10.2533/chimia.2017.283). Special Issue of Chimia on LACUS.

Walt, S. G., N. Bhargava Ram, M. Atala, N. I. Shvetsov-Shilovski, A. von Conta, D. Baykusheva, M. Lein and H. J. Wörner (2017). Dynamics of valence-shell electrons and nuclei probed by strong-field holography and rescattering.  8: 15651. (10.1038/ncomms15651). See our Highlight for details.

Weiss, M. A., N. F. Phillips, F. Ismail-Beigi, V. Pandyarajan, Y. W. Yang, Y. S. Chen, N. Wickramasinghe, B. Smith, J. G. Menting, M. C. Lawrence, K. El-Hage and M. Meuwly (2017). Non-Standard Protein Engineering at the Boundary of Molecular Mechanics and Quantum Chemistry: Halogen-Based Design of Insulin Analogs. Biophys. J. 112, 3: 53A-53A. (10.1016/j.bpj.2016.11.323).

Windsor, Y. W., C. Piamonteze, M. Ramakrishnan, A. Scaramucci, L. Rettig, J. A. Huever, E. M. Bothschafter, N. S. Bingham, A. Alberca, S. R. V. Avula, B. Noheda and U. Staub (2017). Magnetic properties of strained multiferroic CoCr2O4: A soft x-ray study. Phys. Rev. B 95. (10.1103/PhysRevB.95.224413).

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. Struct. Dynam 4: 061508. (10.1063/1.4996505).

Xu, Z. H. and M. Meuwly (2017). Vibrational Spectroscopy and Proton Transfer Dynamics in Protonated Oxalate. J. Phys. Chem. A 121, 29: 5389-5398. (10.1021/acs.jpca.7b02234).

Yanagisawa, H., M. Ciappina, C. Hafner, J. Schotz, J. Osterwalder and M. F. Kling (2017). Optical Control of Young's Type Double-slit Interferometer for Laser-induced Electron Emission from a Nano-tip. Sci. Rep. 7. (10.1038/s41598-017-12832-3).

Yu, X., Rahmanudin, A., Jeanbourquin, X.A., Tsokkou, D., Guijarro, N., Banerji, N., and Sivula, K. (2017) Hybrid Heterojunctions of Solution-Processed Semiconducting 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. ACS Energy Letters 2, 524-531 (10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00707).
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