Femtosecond x-ray science: FLASH imaging of nanoparticles and biosamples

TUB: Tech. Univ. Berlin,
Institut für Atomare Physik,
Hardenbergstr. 36, EW 3-1
10623 Berlin

UU: Uppsala University
Laboratory of Molecular
Biophysics, Husargatan 3,
Box 596, SE-75124 Uppsala,

UHH: Universität Hamburg,
Inst. Laser Physik,
Luruper Chaussee 149,
22761 Hamburg

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg

The “Virtual Institute for Femtosecond X-ray Science” will explore new regimes of matter - radiation interaction with the goal of structure determination of non-crystalline samples. It promotes research and education at the frontiers of photon sciences by exploring and exploiting photon – materials interactions on extremely short time scales, extremely high photon frequencies, and extremely strong photon fields. This is directly linked to the detailed understanding of electron and ion dynamics, bond breaking, and plasma formation in super-intense x-ray beams. The VI will bring together the complementary competence from four institutions. It will draw its strength from the FLASH FEL facility at DESY and from the unique expertise of the partners, who are world leaders of their respective fields, namely, X-ray laser physics, cluster science, structural biology, coherent x-ray science, and particle manipulation using optical lasers. We will perform revolutionary experiments on non-crystalline samples, ranging from clusters to small living cells, and obtain structures with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution.

Administrative Coordinator of the Virtual Institute

Prof. Dr. Thomas Möller
TUB: Tech. Univ. Berlin,
Institut für Atomare Physik,
Hardenbergstr. 36, EW 3-1
10623 Berlin
E-Mail: thomas.moeller@physik.tu-berlin.de

Administrative Coordinator at DESY

Dr. Gerhard Grübel
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 8998 2484
Fax: +40 40 8998 4475
E-Mail: gerhard.gruebel@desy.de

Weiterführende Links
application/pdf Sachbericht 2008 (197KB)
application/pdf Sachbericht 2009 (256KB)
application/pdf Sachbericht 2010 (475KB)
application/pdf Schlussbericht 2012 (455KB)