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3.1 Dynamics of Condensed Phase Molecular Systems
Project coordinator(s): E. Nibbering, O. Kornilov
Highlights of project 3.1 (and previous project II.11 and project 2-04)

Dynamics of Condensed Phase Molecular Systems

Highlights of project 3.1 in 2018

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14 December 2018

Headline news:
Researchers at the MBI have reported the first soft-x-ray spectroscopic measurements of molecules in aqueous solution between 200 and 450 eV using a table-top high-order harmonic set-up.


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One sentence summary:
Combining a table-top laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-x-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window with novel flatjet technology enables the simultaneous monitoring of carbon and nitrogen K-edges of organic molecules in aqueous solution.

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Contact: Arnaud Rouzée
Contact: Erik T. J. Nibbering

 

External funding by:


Leibniz Gemeinschaft Project Nr. SAW-2016-MBI-1.

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2 November 2018

Headline news:
Researchers at the MBI have established ultrafast XUV photoelectron spectroscopy of organic molecules in aqueous solution.


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One sentence summary:
Static and femtosecond photoelectron spectra of quinoline yellow WS have been recorded with ultrashort XUV pulses from which its electronic structure has been analyzed, and the relaxation dynamics upon excitation with 400 nm pump pulses have been followed.

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Contact: Oleg Kornilov

 

External funding by:


German Science Foundation (DFG) Project Nr. DFG - KO 4920/1-1.

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10 April 2018

Headline news:
A joint experimental and theoretical study by scientists from the HZB-BESSYII, Uppsala University, MBI, the University of Manchester at Harwell, SLAC and LBNL, shows how absolute x-ray absorption cross sections of L-edges of MnII(acac)2 and MnIII(acac)3 complexes connect to electronic structure.


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One sentence summary:
Probing the frontier orbitals of Mn-oxo-ligand complexes with soft-x-ray L-edge spectroscopy in transmission mode with a liquid flatjet, provides direct insight into electronic structure of these model systems for the Mn-oxide clusters in Photosystem II.

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Contact: Erik T. J. Nibbering
Contact: Philippe Wernet
Contact: Marcus Lundberg

 

External funding by:


German Science Foundation (DFG) Project Nr. DFG - NI 492/11-1.

Link to DFG

 

   

16 January 2018

Headline news:
Mechanisms and dynamics of the interaction between RNA and water are now revealed by vibrational spectroscopy on ultrashort time scales and analyzed by in-depth theory.


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One sentence summary:
Structural boundary conditions set by the RNA surface impose interfacial water to have librational motions within a fraction of a picosecond whereas the local spatial arrangement is preserved for a time range longer than 10 ps, in marked contrast to that of neat water.

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Contact: Thomas Elsaesser
Contact: Benjamin Fingerhut

 

External funding by:

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DFG within the Emmy Noether Programme (grant number FI 2034/1-1)

Link to DFG/Emmy Noether Programm