PhD position: Attosecond time-resolved studies of electron dynamics in solvated molecules

PhD position: Attosecond time-resolved studies of electron dynamics in solvated molecules

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We are opening a PhD position in the attosecond science team at the Center for Free Electron Laser (CFEL) science in Hamburg (https://atto.cfel.de/) on “Attosecond time-resolved studies of electron dynamics in solvated molecules”. In the CFEL-ATTO group we develop advanced attosecond technology with the aim of tracking and controlling electron dynamics in matter. More specifically, our technology allows us to follow electronic mechanisms occurring on a sub-femtosecond to few femtosecond time scale in bio-chemically relevant molecules. One of the next challenges for attochemistry is to study the molecular dynamics in a more realistic environment, i.e. water. In this context, we are currently running a joint project (UDIET: Ultrafast Dynamics in Intermolecular Energy Transfer) with University of Hamburg and Lund University to investigate solvated targets. The PhD student will have to design a construct a high-repetition rate HHG-based VUV source to perform attosecond/few-femtosecond time resolved measurements in the building blocks of life embedded in water clusters. The PhD student will be joining an exciting international program within the Helmholtz International Graduate School HELIOS (https://www.heliosgraduateschool.org/).

More details about the position can be found here:

https://www.uni-hamburg.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibung.html?jobID=08d832402b8256006cec247ccdda7edb86d2ad26

https://atto.cfel.de/careers/

References:

[1] F. Calegari et al,  “Ultrafast electron dynamics in phenylalanine initiated by attosecond pulses” Science 346, 336 (2014)

[2] E.P. Månsson et al., “Real-time observation of a correlation-driven sub 3fs charge migration in ionised adenine” Communication Chemistry 4, 1-7 (2021)

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