Welcome to the Ultrafast Chemical Dynamics group!

In our group we develop new methods to study fundamental chemical processes. In particular we utilise new laser technologies that enable the observation of molecules and processes at their natural ultrafast timescales. We explore a number of different themes in this broad area, including:

  • How small structural changes, such as isomerism, influence chemical functionality.
  • How we can use these new technologies to develop innovative analytical instruments, for example to detect chiral molecules
  • How to introduce large biological (and other fragile) molecules intact into the gas-phase, making them amenable to our highly sensitive analytical approaches
  • How to use recent technological advances in high-energy photon sources (XUV, x-ray) to study chemical functionality

Our group is part of the Spectroscopy of Cold Molecules department (headed by Prof. Bas van de Meerakker), and we are located in the Institute for Molecules and Materials at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Head over to our Research page to find out more about what we do, or look at some recent posters in the gallery!


Paper in J. Am. Chem. Soc. !

Our work on observing the roaming dynamics in Acetaldehyde is now available in JACS. Many thanks to our great long-time collaborators from Southhampton (Minns group), UCL (Mike Parkes) and also the Artemis facility staff!
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Paper in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. – Editors choice!

Grites work on tautomer separation is now available in J. Phys. Chem. Lett – and has been selected as Editors’ Choice article! Well done Grite, and many thanks also to our collaborators from UCL!
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Measurement time at MeV-UED at SLAC, California

Ana is off to a measurement campaign at the ultrafast electron diffraction facility at SLAC, Stanford (USA), part of a joint collaborative project with the Minns group!
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NWO Physics meeting

Most of the group is off to the NWO Physics meeting in Veldhoven, with poster presentations by Ana and Yerbolat!
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NNV-AMO meeting

The group is off to the annual NNV-AMO meeting in Eggmond an Zee, this time Grite will give a talk about her work on isomer separation!
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