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Department of Physics

Dr. Daniel Rolles
Kansas State University
Daniel Rolles
Time-Resolved Studies of Ultrafast Dynamics in Molecules

102 Cardwell Hall
September 16, 2019
4:30 p.m. 

Recent advances in the field of experimental atomic and molecular physics have made it possible to observe the motion of atoms inside molecules and of electrons inside atoms with femtosecond and even attosecond resolution. I will present several examples of such experiments performed with optical laser here at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory as well as with X-ray lasers at large-scale research facilities such SLAC in Stanford and DESY in Hamburg, Germany. The goal of these experiments is to visualize nuclear and electronic dynamics during photoionization and other photochemical reactions in gas-phase molecules in order to clarify their reaction mechanisms and pathways.