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Institute Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research

Science with Photons

Phase transitions and dynamics in solids

The project phase transition and dynamics in solids aims at the understanding and control of material properties. In the focus are materials, whose properties are strongly affected by the coupling between different degrees of freedoms. [...]

Magnetism on Elemental Time and Length Scales

Magnetic Systems on elemental time and length scales
We employ the unique capabilities of the femtosecond slicing source at BESSY II Berlin – delivering femtosecond soft X-ray pulses with variable light polarization – to obtain element-specific information with femtosecond time resolution on the microscopic processes responsible for the ultrafast magnetization dynamics. [...]

Molecular Systems and their Dynamics

Our goal is to gain fundamental insights into bonding, structure and dynamics of molecular systems in order to reveal their structure-function relationship. [...]

Surface dynamics and chemistry

Chemical reactions on surfaces are the key to heterogeneous catalysis. More than 75% of all industrial chemicals are produced in catalytic reactions, where most often a well-designed solid surface offers an energetic landscape to selectively break bonds on the chemical ingredients and form the bonds of the chemical products. [...]

Atomic Control of Function

Atomic Control of Function
Our goal is to understand and control fundamental materials properties at the atomic level. [...]

Science Collaborations

Science Collaborations
The success of Science with Photons crucially depends on the creative spirit of excellence of the scientists and students involved. [...]