3.3 Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays

Project coordinators: M. Woerner, B. Pfau

Recent Highlights

Carl-Ramsauer Award for Lisa-Marie Kern

For her outstanding PhD thesis, Dr. Lisa-Marie Kern receives the 2023 Carl Ramsauer Award of the Berlin Physical Society. Each year, the Berlin…

Symmetry breaking by ultrashort light pulses opens new quantum pathways for coherent phonons

Atoms in a crystal form a regular lattice, in which they can move over small distances from their equilibrium positions. Such phonon excitations are…

A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Max Born Institute in Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in Germany and from Brookhaven National…

The direct observation of the emergence of a new phase in a solid is the analog to the much-discussed molecular movie of a chemical reaction. Now, an…

Magnetic skyrmions are extremely small and stable swirls of magnetization, often referred to as ‘topological quasi-particles’ since an emerging…

Ultrafast light-driven control of magnetization on the nanometer length scale is key to achieve competitive bit sizes in next generation data storage…

Phonons are quantum excitations which correspond to vibrations of the regular atomic array of a crystal. This crystal lattice consists of a large…

Antiferromagnets are magnetically ordered, but their magnetization exactly cancels out. That is why even their discoverer, Nobel laureate Louis Néel,…

X-rays are a powerful tool for imaging objects. X-ray microscopes provide the ability to penetrate through matter and to resolve tiny features that…

Smaller, faster, more energy-efficient: future requirements to computing and data storage are hard to fulfill and alternative concepts are…

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