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Lecture N. Huse


07 September 2009 FWN-Building 5118.-152, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. N. Huse
Affiliation: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Title: Ultrafast X-ray Science in Condensed Phase Systems
Date: Mon Sep 7, 2009
Start: 11.00
Location: FWN-Building 5118.-152
Host: P.H.M. van Loosdrecht
Telephone: +31 50 363 8149


Since the discovery of X-rays, this range of the electromagnetic spectrum has been used in many invaluable tools to study matter in all forms, and the amount of X-ray techniques continues to expand. Quite recently, transient X-ray science has expanded to the ultrafast time domain with X-ray pulse durations well below 100 femtoseconds. These pulsed techniques allow for the study of externally triggered electronic and structural dynamics and the interplay of various degrees of freedom (e.g. nuclear, electronic, magnetic).

The introduction of relevant concepts such as coupled degrees of freedom, core-hole transitions, diffraction, and some basic X-ray techniques as well as the implementation of time-resolution will set the stage for experimental and theoretical results which will be discussed along with prospects for future experiments in ultrafast X-ray science. The focus will lie on light-induced transient changes in condensed matter systems that are probed with soft and hard X-ray pulses.


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