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.

Highlights

Arts & Science 2017 exhibition in Hamburg town hall

01 June 2017

Scientific art from the Center for Ultrafast Imaging will be shown in an exhibit in the Hamburg City Hall (Rathaus), including multiple contributions from the CMI group.

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New publications on FLASH-Coulomb-explosion imaging of controlled difluoroiodobenzene molecules

15 May 2017

Our publication entitled “Alignment, Orientation, and Coulomb Explosion of Difluoroiodobenzene Studied with the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) Camera” has been published in the Journal of Chemical Physics.

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Wissen vom Fass — Science on Tap, reloaded

27 April 2017

Jochen Küpper gave an entertaining presentation on "directing the molecular movie" to a general-public audience in tba||tobeannnounced on Thursday, 27. April 2017 at 19:00 h. Within the project Wissen vom Fass, Jochen Küpper discussed (not only) our CMI research with an interested audience over a glas of beer in this cute bar in Hamburg Ottensen.

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Jolijn Onvlee receives Dutch physics outreach award

07 April 2017

Every year, the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde (NTvN), the Dutch Journal of Physics, by the Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging (Netherlands' Physical Society) has a contest for PhD students and recently graduated postdocs to write an article on their dissertation that should be understandable for a broad public – the Dutch people interested in physics.

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