Tracking atoms and molecules during photoinduced chemical reactions with femtosecond extreme ultraviolet laser pulses - Physics

A state-of-the-art femtosecond laser system is used in conjunction with a high harmonics generation source and a monochromator to produce femtosecond laser pulses in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range. These laser pulses are employed to track the ultrafast dynamics of molecules such as bond breaking and bond making, with time , mass-, and energy-resolution. The main goal of this research is to fully understand the molecular dynamics of photoinduced and photocatalytic reactions at solid surface and interfaces.
Successful applicants interested in conducting research within this laboratory will work closely with graduate students and will gain insights into ultrafast spectroscopy, generation of extreme ultraviolet laser pulses, synthesis of novel photocatalytic materials, characterization techniques and ultrahigh vacuum science.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Time Commitment

10 hours/week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Students are required to work in lab, read scientific publications, give presentations, and write reports

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only
Honors Undergraduate Thesis
Independent Research Credit (4912)

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-08-2019
  • Research Categories:
    • Physical Sciences
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes