testimage Welcome to the Kauffmann group! Our research is dedicated to ultrafast processes in the condensed phase. The systems we are interested in range from simple di-atomics to protein-bound light harvesting complexes. Using femtosecond laser pulses, we simultaneously excite valence electrons and nuclear motions in molecules or molecular aggregates. The interplay between these degrees of freedom is at the very heart of processes like energy- or charge-transfer. We use two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy (2D-ES) and related techniques to investigate these fascinating phenomena. In 2007 we were the first group to establish 2D-ES in Europe.


28. June 2012
Our recent publication in The Journal of Chemical Physics entitled "Ultrafast Photo-Induced Charge Transfer Unveiled by Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy" has been selected as a research highlight by the American Institute of Physics.

09. June 2012
We are happy to announce that Jürgen Hauer is one of the 2012 START awardees. This prestigious FWF-grant with a funding period of six years will allow him to establish his own research group. If you are interested in 2D-ES and seek a position as post-doc or Ph. D., do not hesitate to contact Jürgen Hauer.


Vibronic and Vibrational Coherences in Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectra of Supramolecular J-Aggregates
F. Milota, V. I. Prokhorenko, T. Mancal, H. von Berlepsch, O. Bixner, H. F. Kauffmann, and J. Hauer
J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 6007

Enhancement of Vibronic and Ground-State Vibrational Coherences in 2D Spectra of Photosynthetic Complexes
A. Chenu, N. Christensson, H. F. Kauffmann and T. Mancal
Scientific Reports, 3, 2029

Vibronic and New Perspectives on Ultrafast Förster Resonant Energy Transfer
I. Pugliesi, H. Langhals, H. F. Kauffmann and E. Riedle
EPJ Web of Conferences, 41, 05015

Ultrafast Charge Transfer Visualized by Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy
O. Bixner, N. Christensson, J. Hauer, F. Milota, T. Mancal, V. Lukes and H. F. Kauffmann
EPJ Web of Conferences, 41, 08019

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