Creative? Curious? Motivated?
Bachelor and Master projects
- Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy
Time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of (bio)inorganic molecules
Time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of organic photochemistry
- Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy
Femtosecond laser spectroscopy of nanohybrid materials
(colloidal nanoparticles/quantum dots)
Femtosecond laser spectroscopy of (bio)inorganic photochemistry
- Ultrafast Infrared/Terahertz Spectroscopy
Charge and spin transport in nanoelectronic devices
Who we seek...
The Condensed Physe Dynamics Group welcomes creative
and self-motivated scientists with a solid background in either
chemistry or physics interested in ultrafast science of (bio-)molecular
systems. The group does research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and
biology with activities centered around molecular systems and nanomaterials.
We study ultrafast (<10-12s) processes and transient states of molecules and materials in solution and in thin films by employing a wide range of ultrafast
state-of-the-art techniques. A core activity focuses on ultrafast
X-ray science, employing core-level transitions to probe molecular
dynamics on femtosecond time scales with atomic specificity. This
exciting and fast-emerging field is complemented by coherent
multidimensional spectroscopy in the optical, infrared and THz spectral regions using
femtosecond lasers and nonlinear optics.
The group has its own
chemistry, laser, and analytical labs (e.g. SEMs, FIB, AFM, MOKE, Kerr microscope). We have thin film sputtering capabilities (e.g. ultrathin metallic films) as well as access to many in-house laser
and nanofabrication facilities. We are engaged in activities at various X-ray sources such as
BESSY @ Berlin, PAL-XFEL @ Pohang, SwissFEL @ Zurich, the Linac Coherent Light Source @ Stanford, the Advanced Light Source @ Berkeley, and other current and up-coming X-ray sources.
Curious? …contact Nils Huse for questions and more detailed information.