Professor Thomas Fennel receives one of the coveted Heisenberg Professorships of the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is researching the topic of…

Extremely short electron packets are the key to many new applications such as ultrafast electron microscopy and laboratory-scale free-electron lasers.…

The study of nonlinear phenomena in magneto-plasmonic waveguides is of great interest, not only for their fundamental importance, but also for…

The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. awards this year's Marthe Vogt Prize to Dr. Ing. Lisa Torlina for her dissertation in the field of quantum…

The observation of crucial first femtoseconds in a photochemical reaction requires experimental techniques that are not found in the typical arsenal…

Magnetic vortices, so-called skyrmions, are regarded as the hope of a more efficient storage technique and are being intensively researched.…

High intensity infrared pulses of 75 femtoseconds duration at a wavelength of 5 microns provides a new light source with a repetition rate of 1…

In a joint research project of the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI), the Technical University (TU) Berlin…

Aspirin in form of small crystallites provides new insight into delicate motions of electrons and atomic nuclei. Set into molecular vibration by…

Protons in an aqueous environment play a key role in many chemical and biological processes. In Science, Dahms et al. on the direct recording of…

Attosecond science has revolutionized the way we look into the time-dependent evolution of the microscopic world, where the behaviour of matter is…

Attosecond technology is revolutionizing ultrafast laser physics research, enabling experiments that provide unprecedented insight into the structure…

An international team of physicists has for the first time directly observed the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material. Their…

Nanostructured surfaces have many applications. Among other things, they are used to specifically increase the absorption of light. You can find them…

Reducing the emission linewidth of a molecule is one of the main objectives of precision spectroscopy. One approach is based on the cooling of…

Periodic atomic motions on a length scale of one-billionth of a millionth of a meter (10-15 m) are imaged by means of ultrashort x-ray pulses. In this…

The fact that light has to be understood either as an electromagnetic wave or as a stream of "energy quanta" (photons) pervades the history of quantum…

A targeted and direct acceleration of electrons in extremely strong laser fields would make it possible to realize novel, ultra-compact accelerators.…