Understanding Roles of Ultrafast and Coherent Electronic and Atomic Motions in Photochemical Reactions

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Background Argonne and Northwestern University have been collaborating on Understanding Roles of Ultrafast and Coherent Electronic and Atomic Motions in Photochemical Reactions Such synergy is required to fulfill the proposed works described in a newly awarded grant to Argonne National Laboratory. In order to conduct experiments at DOE sponsored Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), graduate students from time to time will need to travel and hence require reimbursements of their expenses associated with the experiments. Megan Shelby, a guest graduate student at Argonne, and a graduate student at Northwestern University will have two coming trips for the experiments to help Argonne’s proposed work. Hence her expenses will need to be reimbursed by the grant from DOE. Tasks There are two LCLS experiments requiring Megan Shelby’s participation. She is a senior graduate student with extensive experience and her work at the LCLS is an important part of her thesis. We need her expertise in sample preparation, instrumentation setup, and data acquisition. The first experiment is from 1/29 to 2/3/2015. She will travel from Chicago to San Francisco by air on 1/28 and then rent a car to LCLS, where she will stay at the Stanford Guest House or a nearby hotel if the Guest House is full. The second experiment is from 2/12 to 2/18. Megan will stay near Stanford during 2/4 – 2/9 with her relatives and start to prepare the second experiment on 2/10 and on. Her involvement is beneficial to our experiment because she can test some setup prior to the rest of the team arrives. Megan’s task for the second experiment will be same as the first one. Therefore, her work schedule will start on 2/10 till the end of the experiment on 2/18.
Effective start/end date1/26/152/20/15


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (5B-30061 // DE-AC02-06CH11357)
  • Department of Energy (5B-30061 // DE-AC02-06CH11357)


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