3.3 Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays

Project coordinators: M. Woerner, B. Pfau

Recent Highlights

High-flux table-top source for femtosecond hard X-ray pulses

Femtosecond hard X-ray pulses are an important tool for unraveling structure changes of condensed matter on atomic length and time scales. A novel…

Twisting magnetization with light – Laser pulses enable faster creation of skyrmions in magnets

A team of scientists led by the Max Born Institute (MBI), Berlin, Germany, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, has…

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

In novel concepts of magnetic data storage, it is intended to send small magnetic bits back and forth in a chip structure, store them densely packed…

Femtosecond x-ray experiments in combination with a new theoretical approach establish a direct connection between electric properties in the…

In the prototypical material VO2, the role of electronic correlation in the phase transition between the insulating and metallic phase have long been…

Ferroelectric crystals display a macroscopic electric polarization, a superposition of many dipoles at the atomic scale which originate from spatially…

MBI scientists together with colleagues from Italy have established a way to detect the exact x-ray fluence footprint generated on a sample by a free…

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