Welcome to the Multidimensional Molecular Spectroscopy (MuMoS) group! Our research focuses on ultrafast processes in solution. The systems we are interested in range from simple monomeric dye-molecules to protein-bound natural light harvesting complexes.

An artistict impression of our article on J-aggregates in Nature Communications

Based on home-built laser technology, we use visible and near-infrared laser pulses to excite valence electrons and nuclear motions in molecules or molecular aggregates. The ultrashort duration of sub-ten femtoseconds (10-15 seconds) of our laser pulses allows us to investigate coupling between electronic states as well as vibrational dynamics in large molecules or aggregates. The interplay between these degrees of freedom, vibrational and electronic, is crucial for the initial steps of photosynthetic processes and their remarkably high efficiency. We use two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy (2D-ES) and related techniques to investigate these fascinating phenomena.


Recent Publications

We are moving to TU Munich

We are proud to announce that the MuMoS group will move to TU Munich, where Jürgen Hauer now holds a professorship for dynamics spectroscopies, as part of the Department of Chemistry. The respective homepage is under construction.

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Publication accepted at PCCP

Our article entitled "Anharmonic vibrational effects in linear and two-dimensional electronic spectra" has been accepted for publication at PCCP. The article stems from a long-lasting cooperation between the MuMoS-group and the group around František Šanda at the Charles University in Prague.

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Publication accepted at Photosynthetic Research

A new article from our group and friends has been accepted at Photosynthetic Research. The works stems from a collaboration between groups at Politecnico di Milano, Vilnius University and Queen Mary University of London. The article is part of a special issue, dedicated to the 'Light Harvesting Satellite Meeting of the 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research'.

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Arpa Galestian Pour, Craig Norman Lincoln, Vaclav Perlik, Frantisek Sanda & Jurgen Hauer (2017). Anharmonic vibrational effects in linear and two-dimensional electronic spectra. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19, 24752-24760. Retrieved from: http://dx.doi.org/[...]
Erling Thyrhaug, Craig N Lincoln, Federico Branchi, Giulio Cerullo, Václav Perlík, František Šanda, Heiko Lokstein & Jürgen Hauer (2017). Carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer through vibronic coupling in LH2 from Phaeosprillum molischianum. Photosynthesis Research, 1-10. Retrieved from: http://dx.doi.org/[...]
Vytautas Balevičius, Craig N Lincoln, Daniele Viola, Giulio Cerullo, Jürgen Hauer & Darius Abramavicius (2017). Effects of tunable excitation in carotenoids explained by the vibrational energy relaxation approach. Photosynthesis Research. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/[...]
Antonio Perri, Fabrizio Preda, Cosimo D'Andrea, Erling Thryhaug, Giulio Cerullo, Dario Polli & Jürgen Hauer (2017). Excitation-emission Fourier-transform spectroscopy based on a birefringent interferometer. Optics Express, 25 (12), 483-490. Retrieved from: https://www.osapublishing.org/[...]
Václav Perlík, Jürgen Hauer & František Šanda (2017). Finite pulse effects in single and double quantum spectroscopies. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 34 (2), 430-439. Retrieved from: http://josab.osa.org/[...]