Asmis Group

Latest Press Release

Radio interview with Mephisto 97.6 (9.1.2017)
The Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry was awarded for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. Dr. Knut Asmis, professor for Physical Chemistry, recently studied clusters composed of the element boron, whose properties may prove useful in the construction of novel nanomachines.

"Bausteine aus Atomen" on  Radio Mephisto 9

Most Recent News

Workshop "Horizons in Cold Cluster Spectroscopy"

From 12/9-15/9/2017 the Asmis Work Group organises the "Horizons in Cold Cluster Spectroscopy" workshop, which is funded by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung. It will take place in the Wilhelm-Ostwald Park in Großbothen.

Most Recent Publication

Deconstructing Prominent Bands in the Terahertz Spectra of H7O3+ and H9O4+: Intermolecular Modes in Eigen Clusters
T.K. Esser, H. Knorke, K.R. Asmis, W. Schöllkopf, Q. Yu, C. Qu, J.M. Bowman, M. Kaledin
Letter in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. accepted.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b03395


The Asmis Group focuses on the experimental characterization of the structure, reactivity and dynamics of clusters, nanoparticles and fluid surfaces using state-of-the-art mass spectrometric and laser spectroscopic methods  The central goal of our research is bridging the knowledge gap between isolated, nano-sized particles in the gas phase and the corresponding condensed phase systems. We are particularly interested in a molecular-level understanding of processes related to heterogeneous catalysis, aerosol formation, ion solvation and the formation, ripening and aging of oxide/water interfaces. 

In December 2014 Prof. Asmis and Dr. Reichelt launched the VCI-funded nano-ScienceLab. Its central goal is to familiarize chemistry students with nanoscience imaging techniques early on in their undergraduate studies.  

last modified: 05.02.2018

Asmis Group

Contact Information

Group Leader
Prof. Dr. Knut R. Asmis
Raum TA 436
Linnéstr. 3
D-04103 Leipzig

Phone: 0341-97 36421

Frau Kerstin Schleinitz

Phone: 0341 97-36500
Fax: 0341 97-36399

Postal Address
Universität Leipzig
Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Linnéstr. 2
D-04103 Leipzig