S06 - Interface-assisted laser desorption and ionization of molecules on nanoparticles

Project description

In project S06, we will explore novel routes for the efficient and non-destructive laser desorption of health- and climate relevant molecules from the surface of aerosol samples and from individual (nano-)particles for their detection using mass spectrometry. The program follows a systematic approach, starting with simple nanostructures and deposited spheres, stepwise increasing the target's complexity towards real-world aerosols in a particle beam. For each step, experiments and theoretical activities are complementarily designed to provide a detailed physical picture and maximum control of the underlying processes with the aim of non-destructive and efficient desorption and ionization in aerosol mass spectrometry.

Cooperation projects

S01S02, S03, S04, S05, W01, W02, W03, W04, W05, W06, W07


  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as fuel-dependent markers in ship engine emissions using single-particle mass spectrometry
    L. Anders, J. Schade, E.I. Rosewig, M. Schmidt, R. Irsig, S. Jeong, U. Kä, T. Gröger, J. Bendl, M.R. Saraji-Bozorgzad, T. Adam, U. Etzien, H. Czech, B. Buchholz, T. Streibel, J. Passig and R. Zimmermann
    Env. Sci.: Atmos. (2024, Advance article)
  • Generation of Large Vortex-Free Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets
    A. Ulmer, A. Heilrath, B. Senfftleben, S.M.O. O'Connell-Lopez, B. Kruse, L. Seiffert, K. Kolatzki, B. Langbehn, A. Hoffmann, T.M. Baumann, R. Boll, A.S. Chatterley, A. De Fanis, B. Erk, S. Erukala, A.J. Feinberg, T. Fennel, P. Grychtol, R. Hartmann, M. Ilchen, M. Izquierdo, B. Krebs, M. Kuster, T. Mazza, J. Montaño, G. Noffz, D.E. Rivas, D. Schlosser, F. Seel, H. Stapelfeldt, L. Strüder, J. Tiggesbäumker, H. Yousef, M. Zabel, P. Ziolkowski, M. Meyer, Y. Ovcharenko, A.F. Vilesov, T. Möller, D. Rupp and R.M.P. Tanyag
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 131(7), 076002 (2023)
  • Electron energy loss and angular asymmetry induced by elastic scattering in superfluid helium nanodroplets
    J.D. Asmussen, K. Sishodia, B. Bastian, A.R. Abid, L. Ben Ltaief, H.B. Pedersen, S.B.D. De, C. Medina, N. Pal, R. Richter, T. Fennel, S. Krishnan and M. Mudrich
    Nanoscale 15(34), 14025-14031, (2023)
  • Laser-Pulse-Length Effects in Ultrafast Laser Desorption
    M. Schmidt, R. Irsig, D. Duca, C. Peltz, J. Passig, and R. Zimmermann
    Analytical Chemistry 95(51), 18776-18782 (2023)
  • Three-dimensional femtosecond snapshots of isolated faceted nanostructures
    A. Colombo, S. Dold, P. Kolb, N. Bernhardt, P. Behrens, J. Correa, S. Düsterer, B. Erk, L. Hecht, A. Heilrath, R. Irsig, N. Iwe, J. Jordan, B. Kruse, B. Langbehn, B. Manschwetus, F. Martinez, K.-H. Meiwes-Broer, K. Oldenburg, C. Passow, C. Peltz, M. Sauppe, F. Seel, R. M. P. Tanyag, R. Treusch, A. Ulmer, S. Walz, T. Fennel, I. Barke, T. Möller, B. von Issendorff and D. Rupp
    Science Advances 9(8), eade5839 (2023)
  • The Scatman: an approximate method for fast wide-angle scattering simulations
    A. Colombo, J. Zimmermann, B. Langbehn, T. Moller, C. Peltz, K. Sander, B. Kruse, P. Tümmler, I. Barke, D. Rupp and T. Fennel
    J. Appl. Cryst. 55, 1232-1246 (2022)
  • Few-femtosecond resolved imaging of laser-driven nanoplasma expansion
    C. Peltz, J. A. Powell, P. Rupp, A. Summers, T. Gorkhover, M. Gallei, I. Halfpap, E. Antonsson, B. Langer, C. Trallero-Herrero, C. Graf, D. Ray, Q. Liu, T. Osipov, M. Bucher, K. Ferguson, S. Möller, S. Zherebtsov, D. Rolles, E. Rühl, G. Coslovich, R. N. Coffee, C. Bostedt, A. Rudenko, M. F. Kling and T. Fennel
    New J. Phys. 24(4), 043024 (2022)

Project leaders

Dr. Johannes Passig
Phone: +49 (0)381 498 8989
Email: johannes.passiguni-rostockde

Dr. Christian Peltz
Phone: +49 (0)381 498 6817
Email: christian.peltzuni-rostockde


M.Sc. Jonas Apportin
Tel.: +49 (0)381 498 6760
Email: jonas.apportinuni-rostockde


University of Rostock
Institute of Chemistry

Albert-Einstein-Str. 25
18059 Rostock

University of Rostock
Institute of Physics

Albert-Einstein-Str. 23
18059 Rostock