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Lukas Gierster, Sesha Vempati, Julia Stähler
Ultrafast generation and decay of a surface metal
submitted (2020) manuscript upon request

O. A. Krohn, M. Quick, S. M. Sudarkova, I. N. Ioffe, C. Richter, S. A. Kovalenko
Photoisomerization Dynamics of trans-trans, cis-trans and cis-cis Diphenylbutadiene from Broadband Transient Absorption Spectroscopy and Calculations
submitted (2020) manuscript upon request

Cord Bertram, Philipp Auburger, Michel Bockstedte, Julia Stähler, Uwe Bovensiepen, Karina Morgenstern
Impact of electron solvation on ice structures at the molecular scale
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 4, 1310 (2020) (publisher version) (preprint: arXiv:1909.03844)

Sesha Vempati, Lea Bogner, Clemens Richter, Jan-Christoph Deinert, Laura Foglia, Lukas Gierster, Julia Stähler
Photoexcited organic molecules en route to highly efficient autoionization
J. Chem. Phys. 152, 074715 (2020), (publisher version, OPEN ACCESS) (preprint: arXiv:1911.04333)

***JCP Special Topic: Ultrafast Molecular Sciences by Femtosecond Photons and Electrons***


Sarah B. King, Katharina Broch, Angelika Demling, Julia Stähler
Multistep and multiscale electron transfer and localization dynamics at a model electrolyte/metal interface
J. Chem. Phys.  150, 041702 (2019) (publisher version)
***JCP Special Topic: Interfacial Electrochemistry and Photo(electro)catalysis***

Sesha Vempati, Jan-Christoph Deinert, Lukas Gierster, Lea Bogner, Clemens Richter, Niklas Mutz, Sylke Blumstengel, Anton Zykov, Stefan Kowarik, Yves Garmshausen, Jana Hildebrandt, Stefan Hecht, Julia Stähler
­­Uncovering the (un-)occupied electronic structure of a buried hybrid interface by selective interfacial photoexcitation
J. Phys.: Cond. Matt. 31, 094001 (2019), (publisher version, OPEN ACCESS)
(preprint: arXiv:1811.00779)
***JPCM Special Issue: Internal Interfaces***

Laura Foglia, Sesha Kumar Vempati, Boubacar Tanda Bonkano, Lukas Gierster, Martin Wolf, Sergey Sadofev, Julia Stähler
Revealing the Competing Contributions of Charge Carriers, Excitons, and Defects to the Non-Equilibrium Optical Properties of ZnO
Struct. Dyn. 6, 034501 (2019) (publisher version) (preprint: arXiv:1811.04499)

***One of the top cited Struct. Dyn. articles in 2019***


Selene Mor, Marc Herzog, Johannes Noack, Naoyuki Katayama, Minoru Nohara, Hide Takagi, Annette Trunschke, Takashi Mizokawa, Claude Monney, Julia Stähler
Inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in the excitonic insulator Ta2NiSe5
Phys. Rev. B 97 115154 (2018) (publisher version) (preprint: arXiv:1804.00882)


Selene Mor, Marc Herzog, Denis Golez, Philipp Werner, Martin Eckstein, Naoyuki Katayama, Minoru Nohara, Hide Takagi, Takashi Mizokawa, Claude Monney, Julia Stähler
Ultrafast electronic band gap control in an excitonic insulator
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 086401 (2017) (publisher version)

Sarah B. King, D. Wegkamp, Clemens Richter, Julia Stähler
Reactivity of solvated electrons at amorphous solid water surfaces
J. Phys. Chem. C 121 7379 (2017) (publisher version)

Julia Stähler and Patrick Rinke
Global and local aspects of the surface potential landscape for energy level alignment at organic-ZnO interfaces

Chemical Physics 485 149 (2017) (publisher version)


Laura Foglia, Lea Bogner, Martin Wolf and Julia Stähler
Localization-dependent charge separation efficiency at an organic/inorganic hybrid interface

Chem. Phys. Lett. 646 25 (2016) (publisher version) (free full text) ***Frontiers Article***

Laura Foglia, Martin Wolf, Julia Stähler
Ultrafast dynamics in solids probed by femtosecond time-resolved broadband electronic sum frequency generation

Appl. Phys. Lett. 109 202106 (2016) (publisher version)


Jan-Christoph Deinert, Oliver Hofmann, Michael Meyer, Patrick Rinke, Julia Stähler
Local aspects of hydrogen-induced metallization of the ZnO(10-10) surface

Phys. Rev. B 91 235313 (2015) (publisher version) (free full text)

Daniel Wegkamp and Julia Stähler
Ultrafast dynamics during the photoinduced phase transition in VO2

Progress in Surface Science 90 464 (2015) (publisher version) (free full text)

Julia Stähler, Jan-Christoph Deinert, Daniel Wegkamp, Sebastian Hagen, and Martin Wolf
Real time measurement of the vertical binding energy during the birth of a solvated electron

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 3520 (2015) (publisher version) (free full text)


D. Wegkamp, M. Herzog, L. Xian, M. Gatti, P. Cudazzo, C. L. McGahan, R. E. Marvel, R. F. Haglund, A. Rubio, M. Wolf, J. Stähler
Instantaneous band gap collapse in photoexcited monoclinic VO2 due to photocarrier doping

Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 216401 (2014) (publisher version) (free full text)

Jan-Christoph Deinert, Daniel Wegkamp, Michael Meyer, Clemens Richter, Martin Wolf, and Julia Stähler
Ultrafast exciton formation at the ZnO(10-10) surface

Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 057602 (2014) (publisher version) (free full text)

M. Mitrano, G. Cotugno, S.R. Clark, R. Singla, S. Kaiser et al.
Pressure dependent relaxation in the photo-excited Mott insulator ET-F2TCNQ: influence of hopping and correlations

Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 117801 (2014) (publisher version) (free full text)


D. Wegkamp, M. Meyer, C. Richter, M. Wolf, and J. Stähler
Photoinduced work function modifications and their effect on photoelectron spectroscopy
Appl. Phys. Lett. 103 151603 (2013) (publisher version) (free full text)

O. T. Hofmann, J.-C. Deinert, Y. Xu, P. Rinke, J. Stähler, M. Wolf, and M. Scheffler
Large work function reduction by adsorption of a molecule with a negative electron affinity: Pyridine on ZnO(10-10)
J. Chem. Phys., 139 174701 (2013) (publisher version) (free full text)
***Top 25 of the most viewed JCP articles in 2014!***

J. Stähler, O. T. Hofmann, P. Rinke, S. Blumstengel, F. Henneberger, Y. Li, T. F. Heinz
Raman study of 2,7-bis(biphenyl-4-yl-)2′,7′-ditertbutyl-9,9′-spirobifluorene adsorbed on oxide surfaces
Chem. Phys. Lett. 584 74 (2013) (publisher version) (free full text)

S. Wall, L. Foglia, D. Wegkamp, K. Appavoo, J. Nag, R. F. Haglund, J. Stähler, M. Wolf
Tracking the evolution of the electronic and structural properties of VO2 during the ultrafast photoinduced insulator-metal transition
Phys. Rev. B 87 115126 (2013) (publisher version) (free full text)


S. Wall, D. Wegkamp, L. Foglia, K. Appavoo, J. Nag, R. F. Haglund, J. Stähler, M. Wolf
Ultrafast changes in lattice symmetry probed by coherent phonons
Nat. Commun., 3, 721 (2012), (publisher version) (free full text)

J. Stähler, C. Gahl, M. Wolf
Dynamics and reactivity of trapped electrons on supported ice crystallites
Acc. Chem. Res., 45, 1, 131 (2012) (publisher version) (free full text)

D. Sánchez-Portal, J. Stähler, X.-Y. Zhu
Basic theory of heterogeneous electron transfer
in: Dynamics at Solid State Surfaces and Interfaces, Part II: Fundamentals U. Bovensiepen, H. Petek, M. Wolf (Ed.) , Whiley-VCH, Berlin (2012) ISBN: 978-3-527-40924-2


D. Wegkamp, D. Brida, S. Bonora, G. Cerullo, J. Stähler, M. Wolf and S. Wall.
Phase retrieval and compression of low-power white-light pulses
Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 101101 (2011) (publisher version) (free full text)

A. J. Stähler
Unsterbliche Elektronen
in: Aus den Elfenbeintürmen der Wissenschaft Bd.5, E.-M. Neher (Ed.), Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen (2011) ISBN 978-3-8353-1027-8, S. 39-46.

J. Stähler, M. Meyer, U. Bovensiepen, M. Wolf.
Solvation dynamics of surface-trapped electrons at NH3 and D2O crystallites adsorbed on metals: From femtosecond to minute timescales
Chem. Sci. 2 (5), 907 (2011) (publisher version) (free full text)


J. Stähler, U. Bovensiepen, M. Wolf
Electron dynamics at polar molecule – metal interfaces: Competition between localization, solvation, and transfer
in: Dynamics at Solid State Surfaces and Interfaces, Part I: Current Developements U. Bovensiepen, H. Petek, M. Wolf (Ed.) , Whiley-VCH, Berlin (2010) ISBN: 978-3-527-40937-2


U. Bovensiepen, C. Gahl, J. Stähler, M. Bockstedte, M. Meyer, F. Baletto, S. Scandolo, X.-Y. Zhu, A. Rubio, M. Wolf
A dynamic landscape from femtoseconds to minutes for excess electrons at ice-metal interfaces
J. Phys. Chem. C 113 (3), 979 (2009) (publisher version)

M. Bertin, M. Meyer, J. Stähler, C. Gahl, M. Wolf, U. Bovensiepen.
Reactivity of water-electron complexes on crystalline ice surfaces
Faraday Discussion 141, 293 (2009) (publisher version)


J. Stähler, M. Meyer, D. O. Kusmierek, U. Bovensiepen, M. Wolf
Ultrafast electron transfer dynamics at NH3/Cu(111) interfaces: Determination of the transient tunneling barrier
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 27, 8797 (2008) (publisher version)

J. Stähler, U. Bovensiepen, M. Meyer, M. Wolf
A surface science approach to electron transfer and solvation dynamics at interfaces
Chem. Soc. Rev. 37 10, 2180 (2008) (publisher version)

M. Meyer, J. Stähler, D. O. Kusmierek, M. Wolf, U. Bovensiepen
Determination of the electron’s solvation site on D2O/Cu(111) using Xe overlayers and femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 10, 4932 (2008) (publisher version)

Unsterbliche Elektronen
Sonderheft im Bild der Wissenschaft, Nov. Edition 2008,


J. Stähler, M. Mehlhorn, U. Bovensiepen, M. Meyer, D. O. Kusmierek, K. Morgenstern, M. Wolf
Impact of ice structure on ultrafast electron dynamics in D2O clusters on Cu(111)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 206105, 1-4 (2007) (publisher version)

J. Stähler, M. Meyer, U. Bovensiepen, X.-Y. Zhu, M. Wolf
Dynamics of electron transfer at polar molecule-metal interfaces: The role of thermally activated tunnelling
New J. Phys. 394 1-13 (2007) (publisher version)


J. Stähler, U. Bovensiepen, C. Gahl, M. Wolf
Ultrafast electron dynamics at ice/metal interfaces: Competition between heterogeneous electron transfer and solvation
J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 9637-9644 (2006) (publisher version)


U. Bovensiepen, C. Gahl, J. Stähler, P.A. Loukakos, M. Wolf
Femtosecond dynamics of electron transfer, localization and solvation processes at the ice-metal interface
Isr. J. Chem. 45, 171-180 (2005) (publisher version)

U. Bovensiepen, C. Gahl, J. Stähler and M. Wolf
Ultrafast electron dynamics in amorphous and crystalline D2O layers on Ru(001)
Surf. Sci. 584, 90-97 (2005) (publisher version) 


M. Lisowski, P. A. Loukakos, U. Bovensiepen, J. Stähler, C. Gahl, M. Wolf
Ultrafast dynamics of electron thermalization, cooling and transport effects in Ru(001)
App. Phys. A 78, 165-176 (2004) (publisher version)