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LACUS Event: Scientific opportunities and challenges for femtochemistry using X-ray Free Electron Lasers

Date Fr, 04.05.2018 - Fr, 04.05.2018
Time 11.00
Speaker Dr. Wojciech Gawelda, European XFEL GmbH, Germany
Location EPFL, Building CHG 1495
Program Abstract:
With the advent of soft- and hard X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) sources, entirely new scientific opportunities and prospects have been become available in the field of time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray scattering. One of the most unprecedented features of XFELs is their ability to produce high intensity pulsed X- ray pulse trains with single pulse duration well below 100 femtoseconds. This property allows dynamical studies of light-matter interactions virtually in any medium on the very fundamental timescales of interatomic motions, i.e. intra- and intermolecular vibrations, from gas-phase to complex molecular systems, i.e. biomolecules and proteins.

In this talk I will present a state-of-the-art overview of the abovementioned research venues, with special emphasis on chemical dynamics studies, which highly benefit from the progress in the field of XFEL technology. In particular, I will focus on those aspects, which profit most from the temporal properties of the XFEL radiation. Some very recent examples of early user experiments carried out at the European XFEL facility in the past few months will be presented and discussed.
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