SFB 677 "Function by Switching" funded for third period
Kiel, 22 May 2015:
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has announced that it will continue to fund the Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) 677 "Function by Switching" at CAU Kiel for a third period until 2019 with another 8.9 million EUR. In one continuing (A1) and one new project (A7) in our group, we investigate the dynamics of molecular switches in solution and in functional photoresponsive environments and systems (e.g. polymer colloids, polymer films and monolayers on quartz surfaces and on nanoparticles). To achive our ambitious goals, we use state-of-the-art femto- and picosecond time-resolved optical spectroscopies (e.g. broadband femtosecond transient absorption, fs fluorescence up-conversion and fs broadband fluorescence) in the VIS and UV regions between 220 - 800 nm. In addition, we recently complemented our ultrafast instrumentation for the third CRC funding period by a new femtosecond UV pump / IR probe spectrometer allowing for detection in the IR between 900 - 3900 cm-1.
The CRC encompasses 16 scientific sub-projects, one Public Outreach project and an integrated Graduate Research Training Group. Work groups from the Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science departments at CAU Kiel collaborate closely to develop and investigate tiny light-driven molecular switches for realizing new functions and functional materials. The CRC has been established in 2007. The speaker is Prof. Rainer Herges of the Otto Diels Institute of Organic Chemistry.
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Click here for the CAU press release.
Click here for the SFB 677 homepage.
Click here for more information on project A1: "Ultrafast Dynamics of Photo-induced Switching Processes".
Click here for more information on project A7: "Dynamics of H-Transfer Switches".