Dr. Sebastian H. Trippel

Team Leader

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestrasse 85 (building 49a, room 201)
22607 Hamburg

Imaging chemical dynamics


My research is focused on internal rearrangement processes of small molecules in the gas phase, such as cis- trans-isomerization and the dynamics of laser alignment and mixed field orientation. Quantum-state-selected molecules are fixed in space with moderately strong laser fields and the degree of orientation is probed via Coulomb explosion in combination with velocity-map imaging. We will gain dynamical information on how molecules are changing their structure upon laser excitation by mapping the photoelectrons on a position sensitive detector.

Curriculum Vitae

since Nov. 2010Postdoctoral research, Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL), DESY, Hamburg, Germany
May 2005–Jul. 2010Dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Okt. 2003–Mar. 2005Diploma, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany