Faculty of chemistry and biochemistry » Physikalische Chemie II - Functional materials and bio-systems

Solvation Science


GRK 2376



Forschergruppe FOR 1979

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Department of Physical Chemistry II 






Main Research Thrusts

Terahertz (THz) Spectroscopy

In the liquid phase, water molecules are connected to one another via hydrogen bonds. Fluctuations in the water network occur on the sub-ps and ps timescale. THz absorption measurements (1 THz = 1012 Hz = 1 ps-1) "see" these dynamic reorientations of dipole moments. This makes THz spectroscopy a sensitive tool to probe solute-induced changes in the collective water network motions.

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High-resolution infrared spectroscopy

Ultracold Chemistry: How do molecules aggregate at ultracold temperatures?
Do chemical reactions exist at temperatures barely above absolute zero?
Microsolvation: How many water molecules are necessary to separate ion pairs in acids?

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Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith
Curriculum Vitae
Invited Lectures


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Physikalische Chemie II
Universitätsstr. 150
NC 7/72 Box 24
44801 Bochum

Tel.: +49 234 32-28249
Fax: +49 234 32-14183
E-Mail: pc2office@rub.de

How to find us

TU Dortmund
UAR Professur
"Laser Spectroscopy in Solvation Science"
Experimentelle Physik
Otto-Hahn-Str. 4
44227 Dortmund