We are always looking for motivated students who are interested in doing a bachelor or master thesis, even if no specific positions are specified.
Fell free to contact us at markus.kochnoSpam@tugraz.at or just stop by anytime at our offices (Markus Koch: PHEG092; Pascal Heim, Bernhard Thaler: PHEG050)!
Master project: Femtosecond dynamics in isolated molecules
Many processes in molecules take place on ultrafast (femto- and picosecond) timescales. We investigate such processes in single, isolated molecules with pump-probe femtosecond laser spectroscopy and photoelectron and photoion detection. In particular, coincidence detection of electrons and ions, the novelty of our setup, provides important information about molecular fragmentation. The aim of this master project is to apply continuously variable excitation and/or probe wavelengths for dynamics studies in acetone molecules. The master student will work in a modern laser lab and acquire a deep insight into molecular processes and dynamics. They will be trained in the following areas: ultrafast laser science, photoelectron and photoion spectroscopy, ultra high vacuum, automated data acquisition and hardware control. Need more information? - feel free to stop by anytime at our offices (Markus Koch: PHEG092; Pascal Heim, Bernhard Thaler: PHEG050).