Project A4

Dependence of photoelectron circular dichroism on distance between probe-electron emission site and chiral center

We will experimentally investigate how the photoelectron circular dichroism (PECD) depends on the distance between the site of emission and the molecular chiral center using two complementary approaches. In a static approach, we will use a class of molecules in which the distance is varied by extension of the molecular structure by carbon chains. In a dynamic approach, we will photo-dissociate the molecule and probe PECD of the fragments as a function of the time passed after initiation of the fragmentation. The latter includes the usage and development of cutting-edge technologies like high-repetition X-ray free electron lasers providing circularly polarized radiation.


Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann