Faculty of chemistry and biochemistry » Physikalische Chemie II - Laserspektroskopie und Biophotonik

Solvation Science


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Forschergruppe FOR 1979

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Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith
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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

Work groups

Prof. Dr. Patrick Nürnberger
(Ultrafast Photochemistry)
Prof. Dr. Poul B. Petersen
Prof. Dr. Hermann Weingärtner (Retired)

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 Department of Physical Chemistry II

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Main Research Thrusts

THz spectroscopy

How does a solute molecule influence the solvent?
Does water as a solvent play an active role in biomolecular processes?
How are protein dynamics coupled to solvent dynamics?

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Microsolvatation & Microaggregation

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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Micro- and Nanoscopy

Chemical nanoscopy: How can we map chemical properties of surfaces with nanometer resolution?
How can we detect the chemical fingerprint of single molecules attached to a surface?
How can we generate "smart" surfaces that adapt to different environments?

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