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Welcome to the pages of the Optical Spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging group. In our research we combine different methods from DNA nanotechnology, optical spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy in order to study physico-chemical processes at the single-molecule level. Apart from methods development we investigate specific questions such as the nucleotide sequence dependence of DNA radiation damage and the mode of action of radiosensitizers that are applied in tumor radiation therapy. The group is situated both in the Physical Chemistry Department at the University of Potsdam, and at the Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM).
Our latest article:
Resonant formation of strand breaks in sensitized oligonucleotides induced by low-energy electrons (0.5 - 9.0 eV); R. Schürmann, T. Tsering, K. Tanzer, S. Denifl, S. V. K. Kumar, I. Bald, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10952.