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Overview of all news from the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group

Disputation Evangelos Karamatskos

19 September 2019

Today, Evangelos Karamatskos very successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Molecular-Frame Angularly-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy" at Universität Hamburg and was awarded the degree "Dr. rer. nat." with a grade of summa cum laude (very good with distinction).

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Scientists film molecular rotation

29 July 2019

Scientists have used precisely tuned pulses of laser light to film the ultrafast rotation of a molecule. The resulting “molecular movie” tracks one and a half revolutions of carbonyl sulphide (OCS) – a rod-shaped molecule consisting of one oxygen, one carbon and one sulphur atom – taking place within 125 trillionths of a second, at a high temporal and spatial resolution. The team headed by DESY’s Jochen Küpper from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) and Arnaud Rouzée from the Max Born Institute in Berlin are presenting their findings in the journal Nature Communications. CFEL is a cooperation of DESY, the Max Planck Society and Universität Hamburg.

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Disputation Zhipeng Huang

16 May 2019

On Thursday, 16 May 2019, Zhipeng Huang successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Development and Characterization of a Laser-Induced Desorption Source for FEL Experiments”. The disputation took place in CFEL. Congratulations Zhipeng!

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CMI workshop and retreat 2019

07 May 2019

This year, the annual CMI group workshop and retreat took place in Alt Duvenstedt, Schleswig Holstein.

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Cherry picking molecules from the soup: Spatial separation of pyrrole and pyrrole-water clusters

29 January 2019

We demonstrated the spatial separation of pyrrole-water1 clusters with practically 100 % purity from the other atomic and molecular species in a supersonically-expanded beam of pyrrole and traces of water seeded in high-pressure helium gas.

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