Photoionization dynamics in chiral molecules: Understanding electron correlation and maximizing chiral response

         Prof. Dr. Christiane Koch                                  Dr. Daniel Reich

Photoionization experiments are a prime tool to investigate chirality of molecules in the gas phase. In this project we will develop a time-dependent ab initio description of such experiments, addressing the challenges of an adequate model for the chiral photoelectron continuum and a systematic treatment of electron correlation. Combining this approach with quantum control theory, we seek to determine the ultimate strength of chiral signals that can be obtained with randomly oriented molecules.