Suhm group logo (until 2017)
The Suhm group logo (designed by Tobias N. Wassermann) may require a few explanations. Like the domain name www.hbond.net, it symbolizes the importance of (O-H...O) hydrogen bonds in our research. Alcohols R-OH are among our favourite research objects, but the IR also stands for the two main techniques employed, IR and Raman spectroscopy. The fan emerging from the o symbolizes a supersonic jet expansion, our main tool for preparing well defined hydrogen bonded systems. The two words "SuHm" and "group" are twisted relative to each other, thus symbolizing the importance of torsional degrees of freedom in molecular recognition. The spectral curve symbolizes a dominant monomer band, which is (red-)shifted (see arrow) upon cluster formation to produce two small, conformation-specific bands.