The understanding of combustion and atmospheric processes on the fundamental basis of elementary chemical reactions is essential in sustainable energy research. We concentrate on ultrafast dynamics of molecules relevant to atmospheric and combustion processes, such as flame ignition and the initial steps of soot generation. In this context we focus our research on fundamental aspects that include collision induced intra- and inter-molecular energy transfer, internal conversion, inter-state coupling and unimolecular dissociation mechanisms.
|Flame characterization using femtosecond CARS.|
|Fs time-resolved dynamics of combustion relevant molecules (Formaldehyde)|
|Ultrafast dissociation of the ethyl radical|
|Investigations of Coriolis couplings with fs-CARS|
|Fs time resolved investigations on collision-induced energy-transfer|
|Fs time-domain spectroscopy on Peroxides|
|Ultrafast investigations on the initial steps of soot formation|