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!


New paper in JPCA

Our latest paper using coincidence double-VMI imaging to distinguish neutral and ionic multiphoton dissociation channels in molecular oxygen is out now in JPCA – well done Ana! https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.2c06707
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Yerbolat joins as PostDoc

Yerbolat joins the group as a PostDoc to work on your NWO-funded project on electron-driven reactions – Welcome Yerbolat!
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New paper in EPJD

Our latest paper comparing continuous and pulsed laser-based desorption (LIAD) methods is out now in Eur.Phys.J. D – well done Siwen! https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/s10053-022-00459-7
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New paper in JPCA

Our latest paper showing how the electrostatic deflector can be used as a tool for isomer-resolved spectroscopy is out now in JPCA – well done Grite! https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.2c02277
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Beamtime at LCLS

Grite is off to California for measurements using LCLS at SLAC, California. Good Luck!
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