PD Dr. Melanie Schnell
Melanie Schnell
Max Planck Research Group Leader
Phone: +49 (0)40 8998-6240

Structure and Dynamics of Cold and Controlled Molecules


Selected Publications

A complete publication list is available here

High-resolution spectroscopy and group-theory

C. Medcraft, R.Wolf, M.Schnell
“High-Resolution Spectroscopy of the Chiral Metal Complex [CpRe(CH3)(CO)(NO)]: A Potential Candidate for Probing Parity Violation”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53 (2014) 11656–11659.

D. Patterson, M. Schnell, J.M. Doyle
“Enantiomer-specific detection of chiral molecules via microwave spectroscopy”
Nature 497 (2013) 475–477.

M. Schnell*, J.-U. Grabow, G. v. Helden, U. Erlekam, P.R. Bunker, G. Meijer, A. van der Avoird
“Unraveling the internal dynamics of the benzene dimer: a combined theoretical and microwave spectroscopy study”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013) 10207–10223.

M. Schnell*, U. Erlekam, P.R. Bunker, G. v. Helden, J.-U. Grabow, G. Meijer, A. van der Avoird
“Structure of the Benzene Dimer—Governed by Dynamics”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52 (2013) 5180–5183 (very important paper).

M. Schnell, J.-U. Grabow
“Multidimensional Large-Amplitude Motion: Revealing Concurrent Tunneling Pathways in Molecules with Several Internal Rotors”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 45 (2006) 3465–3470.

F. J. Lovas, R. J. McMahon, J.-U. Grabow, M. Schnell, J. Mack, L. T. Scott, R. L. Kuczkowski
“Interstellar Chemistry:  A Strategy for Detecting Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Space
Journal of the American Chemical Society 127 (2005) 4345–4349.

Manipulation of polar molecules and cold molecules

S. Merz, N. Vanhaecke, W. Jäger, M. Schnell*, G. Meijer
“Decelerating molecules with microwave fields”
Physical Review A 85 (2012) 063411.

H. Odashima, S. Merz, K. Enomoto, M. Schnell*, G. Meijer
“Microwave Lens for Polar Molecules”
Physical Review Letters 104 (2010) 253001.

M. Schnell*, G. Meijer
“Kalte Moleküle: Herstellung, Anwendungen und Herausforderungen”
Angewandte Chemie 121 (2009) 6124–6147 (eingeladener Übersichtsartikel).
“Cold Molecules: Preparation, Applications, and Challenges”
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 48 (2009) 6010–6031 (invited review article).

M. Kirste, B. Sartakov, M. Schnell*, G. Meijer
“Nonadiabatic transitions in electrostatically trapped ammonia molecules”
Physical Review A 79 (2009) 051401(R) (Rapid Communication).

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