MBI Staff Member – Personal info


Junior research group leader "Ultrafast dynamics in nanoplasma"


My research is focused on advancing a fundamental understanding of non-equilibrium dynamics in highly excited matter on the nanoscale. The excitation of nanoparticles, such as clusters and nanodroplets in strong laser fields, provides a well-defined scenario to explore and possibly control the correlated dynamics of excitation and plasma formation. The light-induced dynamics are probed via (time-resolved) coherent diffractive imaging, using intense short-wavelength pulses from free-electron lasers (FELs) and high-harmonic generation (HHG) sources, and the concurrent spectroscopic measurement of ions and electrons. In this context I develop and advance innovative detection schemes, beam focusing, manipulation and characterization tools as well as sample delivery systems.


  • Coherent diffractive imaging in the XUV regime: 3D geometry of single nanoparticles
  • Coincident diffractive imaging and ion spectroscopy of individual gas-phase clusters
  • Towards diffractive imaging of electron dynamics with (attosecond) HHG pulses
  • X-ray Movie Camera at FLASH: Filming light induced dynamics in single clusters
  • Resonant diffractive imaging of excitation and nanoplasma dynamics at FELs

MBI Publications

  1. Three-dimensional shapes of spinning helium nanodroplets

    B. Langbehn, K. Sander, Y. Ovcharenko, C. Peltz, A. Clark, M. Coreno, R. Cucini, M. Drabbels, P. Finetti, M. Di Fraia, L .Giannessi, C. Grazioli, D. Iablonskyi, A. C. LaForge, T. Nishiyama, Álvarez de Lara, V. O., P. Piseri, O. Plekan, K. Ueda, J. Zimmermann, K. C. Prince, F. Stienkemeier, C. Callegari, T. Fennel, D. Rupp, T. Möller

    Physical Review Letters 121 (2018) 255301/1-6
  2. CAMP@FLASH: an end‐station for imaging, electron‐ and ion‐spectroscopy, and pump–probe experiments at the FLASH free‐electron laser

    B. Erk, J. P. Müller, C. Bomme, R. Boll, G. Brenner, H. N. Chapman, J. Correa, S. Düsterer, S. Dziarzhytski, S. Eisebitt, H. Graafsma, S. Grunewald, L. Gumprecht, R. Hartmann, G. Hauser, B. Keitel, von Korff Schmising, C., M. Kuhlmann, B. Manschwetus, L. Mercadier, E. Müller, C. Passow, E. Plönjes, D. Ramm, D. Rompotis, A. Rudenko, D. Rupp, M. Sauppe, F. Siewert, D. Schlosser, L. Strüder, A. Swiderski, S. Techert, K. Tiedtke, T. Tilp, R.Treusch, I. Schlichting, J. Ullrich, R. Moshammer, T. Möller, D. Rolles

    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 25 (2018) 1529-1540
  3. XUV double-pulses with femtosecond to 650 ps separation from a multilayer-mirror-based split-and-delay unit at FLASH

    M. Sauppe, D. Rompotis, B. Erk, S. Bari, T. Bischoff, R. Boll, C. Bomme, C. Bostedt, S. Dörner, S. Düsterer, T. Feigl, L. Flückiger,, T. Gorkhover, K. Kolatzki, B. Langbehn, N. Monserud, E. Müller, J. P. Müller, C. Passow, D. Ramm, D. Rolles, K. Schubert, L. Schwob, B. Senfftleben, R. Treusch, A. Ulmer, H. Weigelt, J. Zimbalski, J. Zimmermann, T. Möller, D. Rupp

    Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 25 (2018) 1-12
  4. Atomare Cluster im Fokus - Intensive Röntgenpulse enthüllen die Struktur und ultraschnelle Entwicklung einzelner Nanoteilchen

    Rupp, D., Fennel, T., Möller, T.

    Physik Journal 11 (2017) 33-39
  5. Coherent diffractive imaging of single helium nanodroplets with a high harmonic generation source

    D. Rupp, N. Monserud, B. Langbehn, M. Sauppe, J. Zimmermann, Y. Ovcharenko, T. Möller, F. Frassetto, L. Poletto, A. Trabattoni, F. Calegari, M. Nisoli, K. Sander, C. Peltz, M. J. J. Vrakking, T. Fennel, A. Rouzée

    Nature Communications 8 (2017) 493/1-6
  6. Femtosecond and nanometre visualization of structural dynamics in superheated nanoparticles

    T. Gorkhover, S. Schorb, R. Coffee, M. Adolph, L. Foucar, D. Rupp, A. Aquila, J. D. Bozek, S. W. Epp, B. Erk, L. Gumprecht, L. Holmegaard, A. Hartmann, R. Hartmann, G. Hauser, P. Holl, A. Höhmke, N. Kimmel, K.-U. Kühnel, P. Johnson, M. Messerschmidt, C. Reich, A. Rouzée, B. Rudek, C. Schmidt, J. Schulz, H. Soltau, S. Stern, G. Weidenspointner, B. White, J. Küpper, L. Strüder, I. Schlichting, J. Ullrich, D. Rolles, A. Rudenko, T. Möller, C. Bostedt

    Nature Photonics 10 (2016) 93-97
  7. Size-dependent ultrafast ionization of nanoscale samples in intense femtosecond X-ray free-electron-laser pulses

    S. Schorb, D. Rupp, M. L. Swiggers, R. N. Coffee, M. Messerschmidt, G. Williams, J. D. Bozek, S.-I. Wada, O. Kornilov, T. Möller, C. Bostedt

    Physical Review Letters 108 (2012) 233401/1-5