Pro­ject B1

Cir­cu­lar dis­crim­in­a­tion and ma­nip­u­la­tion of tran­si­ent mo­lecules by Cou­lomb ex­plo­sion and pho­to­elec­tron dif­frac­tion

Goals of this project are the handedness determination of a-/pro-/chiral molecules by a combination of electron diffraction, utilizing low and high energetic electrons, with Coulomb explosion. At first we will develop our toolbox further, investigating static chiral molecules. In a second step we will apply these methods on transient molecules. Such molecules quickly oscillate between their two enantiomers between left to right handed form. Some are already chiral and others we aim to manipulate to induce chirality starting from an achiral planar structure.


Prof. Dr. Reinhard Dörner
Dr. Markus Schöffler