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.