CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Photoelectron Imaging and Spectroscopy of biomolecules using VUV light

Photoelectron Imaging and Spectroscopy of biomolecules using VUV light

Objective

The principal aim of this project is to develop a versatile photoelectron imaging (PEI) apparatus capable of measuring both the kinetic energy and angular distribution of photoelectrons emitted from a variety of gaseous molecular and atomic targets in a single experiment. Photoelectron spectroscopy and the angular distributions of emitted electrons are highly sensitive to the electronic structure and symmetry of molecules. To aid the interpretation of the resulting photoelectron spectrum the researcher intends to apply the training obtained in the previous Marie Curie Fellowship on computational methods as well as nurture collaborations with established theoreticians. The novel aspect of this project is the combination of this versatile detector with a range of light sources from a noble gas resonance lamp, synchrotron radiation and a combination of laser + synchrotron radiation. This range of sources will permit a number of targets to be investigated. The first of these targets will be a series of halogenated pyrimidines and purines. This class of molecules (which form model systems for radiosensitisers) is being investigated by a number of other methods from Auger spectroscopy to electron impact spectroscopy within the host institute. The researcher will interact closely with these other aspects to allow a wide ranging investigation of these molecules. In general, the use of the highly sensitive PEI technique in combination with intense third generation synchrotron sources will be sufficiently sensitive for less volatile molecules which may be impossible to investigate using other techniques.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

Administrative Contact

Fosca Rosati (Ms.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 230980

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2011

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 45 000

  • EU contribution

    € 45 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

This project is featured in...