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Laser-driven Spin Dynamics in Ferrimagnets: How does the Angular Momentum flow?

When exposed to intense laser pulses, the magnetization of a material can be manipulated very fast. Fundamentally, magnetization is connected to the…

Electric Interactions and Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules - Thomas Elsaesser receives an ERC Advanced Grant

For the second time, an ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Prof. Thomas Elsaesser of the Max Born Institute and Humboldt University in Berlin.

In analogy to the amplification of light in a laser, vibrations of a semiconductor crystal, so called phonons, were enhanced by interaction with an…

Aspirin is not only an important drug but also an interesting physics model system in which molecular vibrations and electrons are coupled in a…

When molecules interact with the oscillating field of a laser, an instantaneous, time-dependent dipole is induced. This very general effect underlies…

Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water.…