Former Members of the Güdel Group

Dr. Christopher Dobe;
postdoc from January 2004 until June 2005

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Dr. Christopher Dobe
Ciba Spezialitätenchemie AG
P.O. Box
4002 Basel
Phone ++41 (0)61 636 11 11
Fax ++41 (0)61 636 12 12


1999-2003  Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern
1995-1998  B.Sc. (Hons 1st Class), Department of Chemistry, University of Queensland
1990-1994  Senior Certificate, Atherton State High School

Research field

The synthesis and characterisation of large polynuclear clusters using solvothermal techniques.


David Spichiger, Graham Carver, Christopher Dobe, Jesper Bendix, Philip L. W. Tregenna-Piggott, Roland Meier and Gernot Zahn
Electronic Raman Transitions from the Vanadium(III) hexa-aqua cation, guanidinium vanadium sulphate
Chem. Phys. Lett. 337, 391-397 (2001)      Full Text (PDF)

Reto Basler, Philip L. W.Tregenna-Piggott, Hanspeter Andres, Christopher Dobe, Hans-Ulrich Güdel, Stefan Janssen and Garry J. McIntyre
Magnetic Excitations of CsMn(SO4)2·12D2O, Measured by Inelastic Neutron Scattering
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 3377-3378 (2001)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

Christopher Dobe, Hans-Peter Andres, Philip L. W. Tregenna-Piggott, Susanne Mossin, Høgni Weihe and Stefan Janssen
Variable Temperature Inelastic Neutron Scattering Study of Chromium(II) Tutton Salt: Manifestation of the 5Ee Jahn-Teller Effect
Chem. Phys. Lett. 362, 387-396 (2002)      Full Text (PDF)

Christopher Dobe, Graham Carver, Hans-Beat Bürgi, Philip L. W. Tregenna-Piggott, Garry J. McIntyre, Maria A. Augustyniak-Jablokow and Mark J. Riley
Low-Temperature Single-Crystal Raman and Neutron-Diffraction Study of the Hydrogenous Ammonium Copper(II) Tutton Salt and the Deuterated Analogue in the Metastable State
Inorg. Chem. 42, 8524-8533 (2003)      Full Text (PDF)

R. Vogel, C. Dobe, A. Whittaker, G. Edwards, J. D. Riches, M. Harvey, M. Trau and P. Meredith
Postsynthesis Stabilization of Free-standing Mesoporous Silica Films
Langmuir 20, 2908-2914 (2004)      Full Text (PDF)

Christopher Dobe, Christopher Noble, Graham Carver, Philip L. W. Tregenna-Piggott, Garry J. McIntyre, Anne-Laure Barra, Antonia Neels, Stefan Janssen and Fanni Juranyi
Electronic and Molecular Structure of High-Spin d4 Complexes: Experimental and Theoretical Study of the [Cr(D2O)6]2+ Cation in Tutton's Salts
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 16639-16652 (2004)      Full Text (PDF)

O. Waldmann, C. Dobe, H. Mutka, A. Furrer and H. U. Güdel
Néel-Vector Tunneling in Antiferromagnetic Molecular Clusters
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 057202/1-4 (2005)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

O. Waldmann, C. Dobe, S. T. Ochsenbein, H. U. Güdel and I. Sheikin
Field-Induced Magnetoelastic Instabilities in Antiferromagnetic Molecular Wheels
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 027206/1-4 (2006)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

David M. Low, Gopalan Rajaraman, Madeleine Helliwell, Grigore Timco, Joris van Slageren, Roberta Sessoli, Stefan T. Ochsenbein, Roland Bircher, Christopher Dobe, Oliver Waldmann, Hans-Ulrich Güdel, Mark A. Adams, Eliseo Ruiz, Santiago Alvarez and Eric J. L. McInnes
A Family of Ferro- and Antiferromagnetically Coupled Decametallic Chromium(III) Wheels
Chem. Eur. J. 12, 1385-1396 (2006)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

Roland Bircher, Grégory Chaboussant, Chris Dobe, Hans U. Güdel, Stefan T. Ochsenbein, Andreas Sieber and Oliver Waldmann
Single-Molecule Magnets Under Pressure
Adv. Funct. Mater. 16, 209-220 (2006)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

O. Waldmann, G. Carver, C. Dobe, D. Biner, A. Sieber, H. U. Güdel, H. Mutka and J. Ollivier
Magnetic relaxation in the single-molecule magnet Mn12ac
ILL Annual Report 2005, 22-23 (2006)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

O. Waldmann, C. Dobe, H. U. Güdel and H. Mutka
Quantum dynamics of the Néel vector in the antiferromagnetic molecular wheel CsFe8
Phys. Rev. B 74, 054429/1-12 (2006)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

Oliver Waldmann, Graham Carver, Chris Dobe, Andreas Sieber, Hans U. Güdel and Hannu Mutka
Direct Identification of the Minority and Majority Species in the Single-Molecule Magnet Mn12-Acetate by Inelastic Neutron Scattering
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 1526-1527 (2007)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

new J. Dreiser, O. Waldmann, C. Dobe, G. Carver, S. T. Ochsenbein, A. Sieber, H. U. Güdel, J. van Duijn, J. Taylor and A. Podlesnyak
Quantized antiferromagnetic spin waves in the molecular Heisenberg ring CsFe8
Phys. Rev. B 81, 024408/1-8 (2010)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

new Jan Dreiser, Oliver Waldmann, Graham Carver, Christopher Dobe, Hans-Ulrich Güdel, Høgni Weihe and Anne-Laure Barra
High-Frequency Electron-Spin-Resonance Study of the Octanuclear Ferric Wheel CsFe8
Inorg. Chem. 49, 8729-8735 (2010)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     


By popular demand, the OH&S talk I gave is here as a pdf file:   Full Text (PDF) OHS.pdf

Last modified: 30.10.12 by Gabriela Frei