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We study the energy flow in nucleotide and oligonucleotide ions after electronic excitation.
Our aim is to identify prompt dissociation processes that occur faster than internal conversion
(conversion of electronic energy into heat, < 1 ps), intramolecular vibrational redistribution,
or energy dissipation to a surrounding solvent (few picoseconds).

Lifetimes of photoexcited ions are measured in ELISA, the electrostatic ion storage ring in Aarhus