Facilities and methods

Our group employs advanced preparative, spectroscopic and theoretical tools to tackle our research questions including
i) syntheses under inert conditions (gloveboxes, Schlenk techniques), syntheses under pressure or with microwave irradiations and photoreactions,
ii) UV/Vis/NIR, emission, EPR, IR and Raman spectroscopy with state-of-the-art high-end spectrometers and
iii) theoretical methods (DFT/TDDFT, CASSCF; ORCA software package) at the high-performance computing facilities in Mainz and Kaiserslautern.
High power light sources
cw lasers RLTMDL-450-1W-3, RLTMGL-532U-1W-3, RLTMDL-635-1W-3 and RLTMDL-730_1W-3 from Roithner Lasertechnik
and ultra high power LEDs UHP-LEDs 405, 460, 520, 560, 625, 730, 850 and 940 nm from Prixmatix
Major research instrumentation: FLS 1000 emission spectrometer (INST 247/1018-1 FUGG)
FLS 1000
Excitation: Xe arc lamp, NKT supercontinuum laser (390 – 2300 nm, ps laser), Xe flashlamp (2 µs), EPL laser (340, 375 nm; electronic ps lasers), VPL laser (450 nm, 100 ns – 1 ms)
Emission: Vis und NIR PMT (200 – 1700 nm), HSPMT (230 – 920 nm, < 300 ps resolution)
Modules: VT-emission (77 – 300K), integrating sphere for absolute QY, cryosphere for VT-absolute QY
Major research instrumentation: Helios fs-TA spectrometer (INST 247/1082-1 FUGG)

TA spectrometer
Pump: 320 – 1300 nm, < 190 fs
Probe: 350 – 1600 nm, up to 8 ns delay, transmission and diffuse reflection mode
Sample chamber: motorized, temperature controlled sample holder, VT-measurements down to 77 K
ns-TAS module: 1 ns resolution, ns – ms window
Other techniques
High-field EPR spectroscopy, transient EPR spectroscopy, AC and DC magnetic susceptibility measurements, Mößbauer spectroscopy, circularly polarized emission spectroscopy, static and time-resolved X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy are perfomed by our collaboration partners when required by the specific system under investigation.