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Lecture F. Parmigiani


07 August 2008 FWN-Building 5113.0202, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. F. Parmigiani

Department of Physics University of Trieste&FERMI@Elettra Laboratory,Sincrotrone, Trieste (Italy)


Frontiers in Science with FELs: The FERMI@ELETTRA project

Date: Thu Aug 7, 2008
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5113.0202
Host: Paul van Loosdrecht
Telephone: +31 50 363 8149


Free electron lasers have finally burst upon the scientific scene offering dramatic new possibilities in the physical, chemical and biological sciences. The FLASH FEL facility at DESY is now open to users, and the DESY laboratory is moving toward the XFEL hard X-ray facility.  LCLS construction is well underway; FERMI FEL is entering construction. SCSS, the BESSY FEL, 4GLS, and MAX4 can all be expected to have user programs in the next decade.

These radiation sources can produce light pulses with peak brilliance as much as ten orders of magnitude higher than the pulses generated in present third generation synchrotron light sources and with photon energies ranging from the VUV to the hard X-rays, i.e. from about 10 eV (120 nm) to 10 keV (0.12 nm).

At this light new experiments will be reviewed with attention for:

• Single Shot Experiments (High Peak Brilliance Experiments)

• Pump-Probe Experiments (Experiments in both the time and frequency domains)

• High Energy Resolution Experiments (Experiments in the Frequency and Time Domain, non- linear spectroscopy experiments).

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