Overview of all news from the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group
12 December 2014
(left to right) Nicole Teschmit, Nele Müller, Jennifer Dodoo, Tim Ossenbrüggen, Pau Gonzalez, Jens Kienitz, Karol Długołęcki, Nils Roth, Daniel Gusa, Jochen Küpper, Barbora Vagovič, Lu Wu, Daniel Horke, Zipeng Huang, Terry Mullins, Salah Awel, Thomas Kierspel, Sebastian Trippel, Fenglin Wang
(not present) Bastian Deppe, Alex Franke, Tim Schmidt, Joss Wiese
01 December 2014
Daniel Gusa is a new Engineer in the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group. Daniel will lead the developments of cryogenic setups as well as advanced optical setups in the ERC-CoG project COMOTION. Welcome on board, Daniel!
01 November 2014
Tim Ossenbrüggen will strengthen the technical team of the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group especially for the new challenges in the ERC project COMOTION. Please, be welcomed, as well!
01 November 2014
Barbora Vagovič supports the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group as the administrative assistant. She previously worked in the HR department in the automotive industry and as an administrative assistant in public service. Please, be welcomed!
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.
13 October 2014
Nicole Teschmit, doctoral student in the Controlled Molecule Imaging group, was awarded a prestigious Kekulé Mobility Fellowship.
01 October 2014
Nils Roth is a new doctoral student in the Controlled Molecule Imaging Group working in the COMOTION team from 1. October 2014. In his dissertation project Nils will develop a manipulation toolbox to two- and three-dimensionally trap and select nanoparticles and biological systems to efficiently guide them to the interaction point of diffraction-before-destruction imaging experiments. Welcome on board, Nils!
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.
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.
10 July 2014
The Skinner prize at the Faraday Discussions 171 "Emerging Photon Technologies for Chemical Dynamics" was awarded, jointly, to Rebecca Boll (DESY FS-FL) and Thomas Kierspel (DESY FS-CFEL-1/CMI) for their posters on photoelectron holography and on state and conformer selection. The latter showed the spatial separation of the cis and trans isomer of 3-fluorophenol, fragmentation studies of indole and indole-water clusters, and a discussion on the possibility to separate different conformers of glycine. Congratulations to Rebecca and Thomas!
02 June 2014
30 May 2014
Our work on the pendular wave packet dynamics of state selected OCS, entitled “Strongly driven quantum pendulum of the OCS molecule”, has been published in Physical Review A 89, 051401(R) (2014) and has been selected as Editors' Suggestion. We present a combined experimental and theoretical study of molecular alignment in the intermediate pulse-duration regime including a comparison to experiments in the impulsive and adiabatic limits. A molecular movie illustrates this motion.
31 May 2014
Jochen Küpper and CUI colleagues, Alf Mews and Horst Weller, have organized the Bunsen-Tagung 2014, the annual meeting of the Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, at the Department of Chemistry in Hamburg. The main topic was "Physical Chemistry on the nanoscale". There were 650 scientists that participated in the meeting from May 29 –31 and presented about 250 talks and 300 posters.
24 March 2014
Wilhelm Frisch has successfully submitted his bachelor thesis titled "Characterizing Laser Induced Desorption of Large Molecules". Wilhelm decided to leave Hamburg in order to obtain a broader scientific overview in southern Germany -- we wish him the best of luck from the CMI group!
10 March 2014
(back row) Zipeng Huang, Yuan-Pin Chang, Daniel Horke, Thomas Kierspel, Jochen Küpper, Jens Kienitz, Tim Schmidt, Alex Franke
(front row) Rick Kirian, Nicole Teschmit, Stephan Stern, Salah Awel, Wilhelm Frisch, Nele Müller, Karol Długołęcki, Sebastian Trippel
(not present) Terry Mullins
28 February 2014
Our paper about the first experimental demonstration of x-ray diffraction from ensembles of quantum-state selected and laser-aligned gas-phase molecules, performed at the X-ray Free-Electron Laser LCLS is published: "X-Ray Diffraction from Isolated and Strongly Aligned Gas-Phase Molecules with a Free-Electron Laser", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 083002 (2014). This experiment is a first step toward coherent diffractive imaging of structures and structural dynamics of isolated molecules at atomic (picometers and femtoseconds) resolution in future experiments at X-ray free-electron lasers. The work is covered by a press releases and an APS Focus story.
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.
14 January 2014
We welcome Nicole Teschmit to the CMI group. Nicole studied chemistry at the TU Braunschweig and received her Masters degree for work on high-resolution spectroscopy of iodine at the University of St. Petersburg. Her research in the CMI group will focus on the extension of molecular beam and control methods to larger molecules in order to allow for detailed investigations of the structural dynamics of complex quantum systems.
01 January 2014
Our work on conformer-specific reactivities has been covered in a Brennpunkt article (German) by Roland Wester from the Physik Journal. Prof. Wester provides a summary of the research as well as an outlook on the interesting research into cold chemistry.