Femtosecond-resolved observation of the fragmentation of buckminsterfullerene following X-ray multiphoton ionization


X-ray pump–probe experiments reveal that the molecular structure of C60 molecules substantially delays their fragmentation following photoionization. This may help to understand X-ray laser-induced radiation damage on molecules.

Nature Physics
Thomas Wolf
Thomas Wolf
Staff Scientist

My research is focused on discovering structure-function relationships in ultrafast photochemistry to better understand and eventually control this type of reactions.