Participation on international Mass Spectrometry Conference in Maastricht and defense of a Bachelor thesis

Jonas, Harald, Markus, Robert and Fang present our results at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference in Maastricht. Marie Schäfer defends her Bachelor thesis with the title "Reactivity of the fragment ion[B12I8SCN]- in molecular layers".


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Markus Rohdenburg takes part on the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Markus Rohdenburg is one of the 611 young scientists from 91 countries taking part in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau from June 26 to July 1, 2022.

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Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize for Jonas Warneke

Four female and six male researchers are to receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize this year – the top award for early career investigators in Germany.

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Bremer Study Award for Markus Rohdenburg

Markus Rohdenburg receives the Bremer Study Award for his doctoral thesis. Congratulations!

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A contract has been signed with IOM

The Ion Soft-landing laboratory at IOM is now officially a joint lab of our group with the IOM. A contract has been signed.

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Our research is funded by a Freigeist Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation, by the CRC "Polymers under multiple constraints" and the Research Training Group "Hydrogen Isotopes 1,2,3H". We thank the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie for a material cost allowence.


Our primary goal is the utilization of charged molecules and their fragments – generated within a mass spectrometer – for the synthesis of condensed phase matter.

Research Profile of the Group. Graphics: J. Warneke
Research Profile of the Group. Graphics: J. Warneke


Exploring the limits of isotopologue selectivity of hydrogen adsorption

T. Wulf, J. Warneke, T. Heine study the isotopologue-selective binding of dihydrogen at the undercoordinated boron site using ab initio quantum chemistry.
RSC Adv. 2021, 11, 28466-28475.

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Anion-Anion Chemistry with Mass-Selected Molecular Fragments on Surfaces

The authors F. Yang, K. A. Behrend, H. Knorke, M. Rohdenburg, A. Charvat, C. Jenne, B. Abel, J. Warneke show that reactions between fragment ions generated in the gas phase and molecular ions of the same polarity are possible by soft-landing of both reagents on surfaces.

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Design and Performance of a Soft-Landing Instrument for Fragment Ion Deposition.

H. Samayoa-Oviedo , K-A. Behrend, S. Kawa, H. Knorke, P Su, M. E. Belov, G. Anderson, J. Warneke, and J. Laskin report about the development of a new high-flux electrospray ionization-based instrument for soft landing of mass-selected fragment ions onto surfaces.
Anal. Chem. 2021, 93, 14489-14496.…

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Small Yet Exceptionally Stable Nonmetal Dianion.

Q. Yuan, M. Rohdenburg, W. Cao, E. Aprà, J. Landmann, M. Finze, J. Warneke, and Xue-Bin Wang report about the observation of a small, yet remarkably stable, metal-free hexacyanodiborate dianion [B2(CN)6]2– in the gas phase.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2021, 12, 12005–12011.

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Ion Soft-landing Team Leipzig (employees of the Freigeist Group Leipzig University, the Joint Lab of the IOM and associated coworkers). Photo: Milena Barp
Ion Soft-landing Team Leipzig (employees of the Freigeist Group Leipzig University, the Joint Lab of the IOM and associated coworkers). Photo: Milena Barp


Positions in the Junior Research Group.

Contact & Arrival

Dr. Jonas Warneke

Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie
Technikum Analytikum
Linnéstraße 3, Room 406
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36432
Fax: +49 341 97-36399