The central research topic of this Chair is the experimental investigation of photo-induced reactions of atoms and molecules in matter with microscopic resolution in time and space. The group is trying to understand and control the interaction of light and matter by observing microscopic dynamics such as charge and energy transfer reactions in organic molecules, solids and novel light harvesting devices (e.g. organic solar cells), and photo-induced structural phase transitions in inorganic and organic crystals in the context of molecular electronics. A balanced mixture of methodology development, application of established techniques and slightly more adventurous new projects are pursued.
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