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3.1 Dynamics of Condensed Phase Molecular Systems
Project coordinator(s): E. Nibbering, O. Kornilov
Recent Highlights

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2017

13 July 2017 Water makes the proton shake – ultrafast motions and fleeting geometries in proton hydration
Science
July-September 2017 Four contributions to two special issues as a salute to Ahmed H. Zewail Structural Dynamics and Structural Dynamics
Chemical Physics Letters and Chemical Physics Letters
   

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2016

7 November 2016 Characterizing the photophysical pathways of bifunctional photoacid 7-hydroxyquinoline in methanol Journal of Physical Chemistry A
28 July 2016 Ultrastrong, ultrafast and local: water induces electric fields at the surface of DNA Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
4 July 2016 Characterising the ultrafast nature of the continuum absorption of the Zundel cation H5O2+ Angewandte Chemie International Edition
   

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2015

22 December 2015 Isolating water’s impact on vibrations within DNA Structural Dynamics
18 August 2015 How to flow ultrathin water layers - A liquid flatjet for X-ray spectroscopy Structural Dynamics
30 June 2015 Characterizing anharmonic backbone vibrations in hydrated DNA Journal of Physical Chemistry B
16 April 2015 Correlating photoacidity to hydrogen-bond structure Journal of Physical Chemistry A
16 March 2015 Ultrafast phosphate hydration dynamics in bulk H2O Journal of Chemical Physics
11 February 2015 New insights into the photophysics of the DNA base thymine Journal of the American Chemical Society
   

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2014

11 July 2014 Perspective on ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction Science
21 January 2014 2D-IR spectroscopy of phosphate vibrations in reverse phospholipid micelles Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
   

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2013

2 September 2013 Hydrogen-bonding enhancement of Fermi resonances Journal of Physical Chemistry B
12 June 2013 Revealing ultrafast solvent-assisted electronic level crossing in 1-naphthol Angewandte Chemie International edition
10 June 2013 Absence of the Marcus inverted region explained. Journal of American Chemical Society
29 May 2013 IR fingerprints explain photoinduced PCET process in 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-benzothiazole


Journal of Physical Chemistry A

14 May 2013 Vibrational energy flow upon bending excitations of water in nanopools. Journal of Physical Chemistry B
   

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2012

6 December 2012 Ultrafast energy redistribution in local hydration shells of phospholipids. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
26 July 2012 N-H stretching modes of adenosine monomer explored with combined experimental and theoretical nonlinear IR spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry A
14 July 2012 Ultrafast hydration dynamics of electrons in aqueous alkali solutions. Journal of Chemical Physics
17 May 2012 Ultrafast vibrational dynamics of water confined in phospholipid reverse micelles.


Journal of Physical Chemistry B

   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2011

3 November 2011 Vibrational energy flow in self-assembled phospholipid micelles.


Journal of Physical Chemistry A

29 September 2011 Solute-solvent interactions probed with the OH-stretching mode of photoacid molecules.


Journal of Physical Chemistry A

12 May 2011 N-H stretching vibrations of GC base pairs probed with linear and nonlinear 2D-IR spectrosocpy.


Journal of Physical Chemistry B (Shaul Mukamel Festschrift)

5 May 2011 Probing hydrogen-bonded complexes with heterospectral two-dimensional UV/NMR correlation spectroscopy.


Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

10 February 2011 Ultrafast 2D-IR photon echo spectroscopy of DNA AT-oligomers. Journal of Physcial Chemistry B
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2010

1 July 2010 Combined NMR, steady-state IR and ultrafast IR study of dimers of pyridone.


Journal of Physical Chemistry A and Journal of Physical Chemistry A

5 May 2010 Ultrafast vibrational dynamics and local interactions in DNA. Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Angewandte Chemie
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2009

12 November 2009 Generation and observation of aqueous carbonic acid.

Science
29 April 2009 Vibrational energy flow in DNA. Chemical Physics Letters
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2008

11 November 2008 Structure and dynamics of tight and loose ion pairs in bimolecular electron transfer. Angewandte Chemie International Edition
15 August 2008 Disentangling N-H and O-H stretching vibrations in hydrated DNA oligomers. Journal of Physical Chemistry B
30 July 2008 Photophysics of a model system for [Fe-Fe]-hydrogenase. Inorganic Chemistry
5 June 2008 Looking at ultrafast temperature jumps in water with X-ray pulses. Applied Physics A
23 March 2008 Unser Wasser - tot oder lebendig? Bayerischer Rundfunk - Faszination Wissen
15 January 2008 Cooling water means slowing down structural memory loss while vibrational excitations become more delocalised Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2007

12 February 2007 Ultrafast base-induced solvent switches mediate the aqueous proton transfer between acids and bases Angewandte Chemie International Edition
8 February 2007 A two-stage structural response to vibrational energy disposal in the hydrogen bond network of water is revealed Journal of Physical Chemistry A
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2006

28 December 2006 Observation of strongly and weakly coupled ion pairs in bimolecular electron transfer reactions in solution Journal of Physical Chemistry A
4 December 2006 Observation of coherent wavepacket modulations of the amino hydrogen bond of the 7-azaindole dimer Chemical Physics Letters
12 October 2006 Klaus Tschira Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft 2006 für Dr. Nils Huse Klaus Tschira Stiftung
21 August 2006 Vibrational energy flow pathway in an intramolecular hydrogen bond mapped out with ultrafast infrared and resonance Raman spectroscopy Journal of Chemical Physics
20 July 2006 Lise-Meitner Preis für Dr. Nils Huse Freunde und Förderer der Physik der HU Berlin
12 June 2006 Femtosecond dynamics of intramolecular vibrational excitations in neat water (H2O) reveal a Fermi resonance between the O–H stretching and bending modes. Chemical Physics Letters
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2005

28 December 2005 Trans-to-cis rearrangement in the primary stages of photoinduced isomerization in photoactive yellow protein Journal of the American Chemical Society
7 October 2005 Proton hopping through water bridges between acids and bases Science
30 September 2005 Fermi resonances with fingerprint modes and low frequency hydrogen bond modes equally important in interaction with O-H stretching vibration of acetic acid dimer Physical Review Letters
17 August 2005 Twisting in the electronically excited state of the chromophore of green fluorescent protein Journal of the American Chemical Society
10 March 2005 Ultrafast memory loss in the hydrogen bond network of neat water Nature
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2004

22 July 2004 Vibrational energy flow in a hydrogen bond Journal of Physical Chemistry A
2 June 2004 Neue Erkenntnisse über die Struktur von flüssigem Wasser Deutschlandfunk
31 March 2004 Large conformational changes upon electronic excitation dictate ultrafast internal conversion dynamics in a photochromic switch Journal of the American Chemical Society
25 February 2004 Nitric oxide is tilted when bound to the heme iron in myoglobin Journal of the American Chemical Society
   

Highlights of project 2-04 in 2003

28 November 2003 Probing how fingerprint vibrations couple to the hydroxyl stretching vibration in acetic acid dimer Chemical Physics Letters
7 November 2003 Infrared photon echo of the hydroxyl-tretching vibration in acetic acid dimer dominated by multi-level quantum beats Physical Review Letters
18 July 2003 Proximal and distal transfer stages observed when acids and bases exchange protons in aqueous solution Science
10 July 2003 "Carl-Ramsauer Preis" für Dr. Jens Stenger Carl Ramsauer prize winners
12 March 2003 Ultrafast internal conversion is an important relaxation channel in the spiropyran photochromic switch Journal of the American Chemical Society
28 February 2003 Hydrogen bond wavepacket motions observed in acetic acid dimer Chemical Physics Letters
15 January 2003 How molecular structure dictates linear and multi-dimensional vibrational spectroscopy Journal of Chemical Physics
   

Highlights of project II.11 in 2002

8 July 2002 Out-of-plane deformation modes, that are not totally symmetric, appear to be the primary accepting modes in the internal conversion of p-nitroaniline Journal of Chemical Physics
24 June 2002 Following an intramolecular hydrogen transfer reaction in a local fashion Faraday Discussions
14 March 2002 Fastests hydrogen bond network rearrangements in liquid water occur on time scales from femtoseconds to picoseconds Journal of Physical Chemistry A
   

Highlights of project II.11 in 2001

9 July 2001 Why hydrogen bond network fluctuations have such a major impact in the coherence loss of hydroxyl stretching oscillators of water Physical Review Letters
5 April 2001 Low-frequency wavepacket motions observed in a medium strong hydrogen bond Journal of Physical Chemistry A
   

Highlights of project II.11 in 2000

22 March 2000 Vibrational fingerprint patterns help resolve the issue of excited state twisting in dimethylaminobenzonitrile Journal of the American Chemical Society
   

Highlights of project II.11 in 1999

29 October 1999 Vibrational energy flow in betaine-30 after ultrafast internal conversion does not follow Boltzmann's route at early times Chemical Physics Letters
22 July 1999 Rearrangement of hydrogen-bonded complexes initiated by optical excitation of a coumarin dye Journal of Physical Chemistry A
   

Highlights of project II.11 in 1998

5 October 1998 Solvation dynamics after optical excitation of a coumarin dye includes hydrogen bond rearrangements Physical Review Letters
   

Highlights of project II.11 in 1996

20 December 1996 Molecular skeleton wave packet motions observed accompanying an optically induced intramolecular hydrogen transfer reaction Chemical Physics Letters
   

Ultrafast molecular structural dynamics in the condensed phase

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