05/18/2023: New study from gas phase ultrafast electron diffraction published in Nature Communications
Yusong and the gas phase photochemistry group just published the most recent study from a series of investigations on electrocyclic photochemistry using the MeV-UED instrument. Their results reveal some of the mechanistic reasons for an important property of this class of reactions, their stereospecificity. The study was published in Nature Communications. The SLAC news article can be found here. The paper is also highlighted on the DOE Basic Energy Sciences website.
05/08/2023: New study co-lead by scientists from our department and SSRL just published in Nature Communications
Roberto Alonso-Mori, Tim van Driel, and Kristjan Kunnus have a new paper demonstrating how valence-to-core emission lines in X-ray emission spectroscopy can be utilitzed to elucidate the details of photochemical reactions in transition metal compounds. The study was published in Nature Communications. The SLAC news article can be found here.
12/01/2022: Liquid sheet jet publication highlighted in news article
DJ Hoffman published a study characterizing extremely thin (< 1 micrometer) liquid sheet "sandwiches" he creates in a jet. The study was published in Langmuir. The SLAC news article can be found here.
09/01/2022: New publication from our department
Tim van Driel published a combined experimental and simulation study on impulsive nuclear and Raman scattering in liquid chloroform in PRL.
03/23/2022: We are hiring!
We are looking for a new member of our gas phase photochemistry group. Details can be found here. We will start to review applications on 04/25/2022 For questions about the position please contact Thomas Wolf or James Cryan.
03/23/2022: Rule-following molecules provide the first direct confirmation of a half-century-old theory
LCLS and PULSE researchers image a conformer-specific photochemical reaction in real space and time.
03/23/2022: Scientists capture the fleeting transition of water into a highly reactive state
Using SLAC's ultrafast electron camera, LCLS scientists image the hydroxyl-hydronium complex in liquid water.