Controlled Molecule Imaging

Unraveling the Structure‑Function Relationship in the Molecular Sciences

We develop innovative methods to obtain full control over large molecules and nanoparticles. These methods and the created controlled samples are exploited in fundamental physics and chemistry studies to unravel the underlying mechanisms of chemistry and biology by watching molecules at work.


CUI Arts & Science Exhibition "reloaded" in Hamburg City Hall from 8. to 23. August 2017

28 July 2017

Due to the positive response, the exhibition "Arts & Science" (by the cluster of excellence "The Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging" (CUI) of the Universität Hamburg) is on display again in the foyer of Hamburg City Hall from the 8th to the 23rd of August 2017.

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Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship awarded to Jolijn Onvlee

27 July 2017

Jolijn Onvlee, postdoctoral researcher in the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group, was awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for her research proposal regarding the hydrogen bond dynamics in indole-water.

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Yuan-Pin Chang is appointed as Assistant Professor at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan

25 July 2017

Dr. Yuan-Pin Chang, former postdoctoral scientist in the CFEL Controlled Molecule Imaging group, accepted an Assistant Professorship position at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan. He starts his independent research group in the Department of Chemistry focusing on research in physical and atmospheric chemistry.

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New publications on improved control of cold complex molecules

30 June 2017

Our publications entitled "Time-dependent analysis of the mixed-field orientation of molecules without rotational symmetry" and "Improved spatial separation of neutral molecules" have been accepted and published in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

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