Work Group Prof. Dr. F. Temps

Dr. Jie Wei (Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Jie Wei has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship to work in Kiel for two years starting in April 2001.  He was involved in our unimolecular dynamics experiments, especially the investigations of product state distributions from the quantum state specific unimolecular dissociation of, e.g., HCO and DCO using time of flight mass spectrometry and velocity map ion imaging. He also performed new experiments on H and D atom eliminiation from pyrrole and pyrrole-d1 which appear to proceed via conical interesections. His results shed a new light on the radiationless deactivation processes of heteroaromatic molecules of biological interest, including the nucleobases.