Femtosecond X-ray physics group at Hamburg University led by Prof. Dr. Markus Drescher
We study ultrafast dynamics of atoms, molecules and surfaces via exciting and probing with ultrashort light pulses ranging from the far infrared to X-ray wavelengths. Using pump-probe methods, the temporal resolution is superior to any electronic detector. Extremely fast processes evolving within picoseconds (1 ps = 10-12 s), femtoseconds (1 fs = 10-15 s) and even attoseconds (1 as = 10-18 s) can be followed.
Our research is embedded in the framework of the following research clusters: