Physics at Virginia

"Probing Molecular Dynamics from Within using FELs"

Nora Berrah , University of Connecticut
[Host: Despina Louca]

Short x-ray pulses from free electron lasers (FELs) open a new regime for all scientific research. The first x-ray FEL, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Laboratory on the Stanford campus, provides intense short pulses that allow the investigation of ultrafast non-linear and multi-photon processes, including time-resolved investigations in molecules. We will report on the femtosecond response of molecules to the ultra-intense, ultrafast x-ray radiation from FELs as well as on time-resolved investigation using x-ray pump-x-ray probe techniques.

Friday, April 21, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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