2010 series

Home institutions: ETH Zurich, University of Berne

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "MUST - Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology", opens up new perspectives for the study of molecular systems and time-resolved structural investigations in physics, chemistry and biology.

The NCCR "MUST" focuses on the multidisciplinary development of experimental and theoretical tools. Therefore researchers will investigate chemical reactions and energy-transfer processes at the atomic and molecular level, as well as electron and proton transfer processes with ultra short temporal and spatial resolution. A deeper understanding of matter at microscopic level is crucial for dealing with important social challenges such as the quest for alternative energy sources, the synthesis of complex, functional medicines, or the development of new electronic devices.

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