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Dissertation Award 2014 for excellent PhD Thesis

30 October 2014

Stephan Stern received the Best Dissertation 2014 award of the Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY (VFFD - Verein der Freunde und Förderer des DESY) for his excellent PhD Thesis “Controlled Molecules for X-ray Diffraction Experiments at Free-Electron Lasers”. Congratulations to Stephan! Please see the DESY press release for further details.

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Researchers Part Water: ‘Electric Prism’ Separates Water’s Nuclear Spin States

05 September 2014

Using an "electric prism", scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and, under normal conditions, do not part ways.

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Watching electrons jump in exploding molecules

17 July 2014

Our results on charge transfer in dissociating iodomethane (CH3I) molecules by Erk, Boll, Trippel, et al has been published by Science. In this study, the maximum distance at which electrons can still transfer between the ionized iodine and methyl moieties of the dissociating molecule was measured. Detailed press releases are available from DESY, CUI, and SLAC.

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Article selected to appear in the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

12 February 2014

Our article on "Hollow Bessel-like beam as an optical guide for a stream of microscopic particles" has been published at the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), which is a special feature of OSA's Optics InfoBase.

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