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Markus Kowalewski: Non-adiabatic molecular dynamics in light activated chemical reactions

Time: Thu 2019-11-21 16.15 - 17.00

Location: Kräftriket, house 6, room 306 (Cramér-rummet)

Participating: Markus Kowalewski, Stockholms universitet

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The fate of a molecule after excitation with light is determined by its excited state potential energy surface. While most molecules make their way back to the ground state by spontaneous emission or non-radiative relaxation, some dissociate, isomerize, or are funneled through conical intersections. In our work we use molecular quantum dynamics simulation methods to investigate how these conical intersections may be probed by ultra-fast X-ray pulses and even how the ymay be created artificially by quantized light field in optical cavities.