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Angular resolved photoelectron studies of cold aniline and naphthalene molecules

PhD defence, Wednesday 27 May 2020. Jacqueline Arlt.

2020.05.27 | Sunitha Satkunam

Jacqueline Arlt

During her PhD studies, Jacqueline Arlt build and used a new vacuum setup for the investigation of molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions (MFPADs). MFPADs are interesting because they provide a broad range of information, e.g. the molecular orbitals from which the electrons are stemming. The studied molecules were aniline and naphthalene. They were studied as a free gas and aniline also embedded in helium nanodroplets. The droplets act as a nanocryostate cooling the embedded molecules to a temperature close to absolute zero. Besides the research findings, the new experimental setup will also be presented and discussed.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 13:00
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to henriks@chem.au.dk
Title of PhD thesis: Molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions from resonant two-photon ionization of molecules in gas phase and in helium nanodroplets
Contact information: Jacqueline Arlt, e-mail: jar@chem.au.dk
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Markus Koch, Graz University of Technology, Institute of Experimental Physics, Austria
Professor Helen Fielding, University College London, Department of Chemistry, United Kingdom. Professor Ove Christiansen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University (chair)
Main supervisor:
Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, Aarhus University is physically closed. Therefore, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.scitech@au.dk, and receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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