Soft X-ray spectroscopy of clusters, surfaces and interfaces


Soft X-ray spectroscopy of clusters, surfaces and interfaces

Welcome to the homepage of the soft x-ray spectroscopy group at DESY and the Universität Hamburg.

Our main research focus is the investigation of ultrafast electron dynamics in solids, at surfaces and in small quantum systems using light sources like the free-electron lasers FLASH at DESY in Hamburg, the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS in Stanford or FERMI in Trieste.

Another research activity of the group is the investigation of the static electronic structure and magnetic properties of supported metal clusters using high brillance synchrotron sources like PETRA III.

A third focus area is the development of new concepts and instrumentation for spectroscopy with these sources.

In addition, we are strongly engaged in undergraduate and graduate teaching in the physics department.

We are partners in the excellence cluster "Center for Ultrafast Imaging" (CUI), the DFG collaborative research centers SFB 668 "Magnetism-from single atoms to nanostructures" and SFB 925 "Light induced dynamics and control of correlated quantum systems" and the BMBF priority program FSP 302 "Free-Electron Lasers"