Instrumentation

Our department operates two laser laboratories. The first delivers ultrashort extreme ultraviolet (EUV) laser pulses with photon energies up to 50 eV that are utilised in femtosecond time-resolution, condensed-phase photoelectron spectroscopy experiments. A second, next-generation facility is currently being commissioned to generate ultrashort soft X-ray pulses with photon energies up to ~700 eV with the goal of enabling few-femtosecond time-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and transient absorption spectroscopy experiments. Our department is also responsible for an infrared beamline (IRIS) and its associated THz/IR Spectroscopy & Microscopy experimental stations at the BESSY II synchrotron radiation source. In addition, a department-affiliated theory group focuses on electronic structure, charge transfer, and theoretical spectroscopy calculations and closely collaborates in interpreting the results obtained using the aforementioned experimental infrastructure.

Experimental stations

Beamlines

Theory