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!


Saskia joins for MSc internship

Saskia joins the group for her MSc internship, working on our photoelectron-photoion coincidence spectrometer. Welcome!
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Jantijn joins for BSc internship

Jantijn joins the group for his BSc internship, working on imaging photoelectron circular dichroism. Welcome!
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Beamtime at Artemis

Grite is off to the UK for beamtime at the HHG Artmis facility (CLF, STFC) at Rutherford Appleton Lab – good luck!
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New laser installed!

A brand new toy in the lab: our high rep-rate, high power femtosecond laser system is installed and ready to go!
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New paper in JPCA

Ana’s new paper combining coincidence imaging with femtosecond REMPI spectroscopy in oxygen is now online in JPCA – https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.1c05541
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