Ultrafast Electron Imaging - ERC project "DIVI"

Welcome to the internet pages of the Ultrafast Electron Imaging research group, headed by Peter Baum, and part of the MPQ-LMU Laboratory for Attosecond and High-Field Physics (LAP) of Prof. Ferenc Krausz. These pages describe our research, vision, and approaches, especialy those pursued at the ERC project "DIVI". For the broader perspective see www.attoworld.de.

Visualization of Atoms and Electrons in Motion

Our research is centered around the investigation of the ultrafast motion of atoms and electrons during ultrafast matter transformations, in order to learn about the fundamental atomic rearrangements that take place, for example, during phase transformations, chemical reactions, nanophotonic devices and circuits.

The motion of atoms during matter transformations is complex and often proceeds sequentially and on distinct time scales, through transitional structures and intermediates. Electron diffraction (UED) provides a very direct, and combined, insight into the essential directions and timings. Our key objectives include the advancement of time resolution down to the ultimate domain of electron dynamics. But as important is application of our 4D imaging capabilities to complex materials and nanostructures that have so far eluded study with conventional methods. More at the research pages!
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Open Positions

We offer several positions for Doktorarbeiten/PhD, Master/Diplom, and Bachelor students. We also look for outstanding Postdocs with experience in condensed matter dynamics, ultrafast molecular physics, electron / x-ray / neutron diffraction, or few-femtosecond lasers. Have a look at the jobs section!
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News:

We now compress and control our electron pulses with terahertz radiation. See also the press release and movie!

Microwave compression produces electron pulses shorter than the half periods of atom oscillations in condensed matter and molecules.

We could achieve 5-fs laser-electron synchronization recently.

What happens deep inside of future's ultimate electronics? This is to be recorded in space and time by Dr. Peter Baum and his team, funded with two million € via an ERC Consolidator Grant.

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