SFB 1242

Exploring particle-induced excitations in the time domain

The goal of this project is to investigate the temporal dynamics of processes which are triggered by the impact of an energetic particle (atom, molecule, cluster) onto a solid surface. The generation as well as the spatial and temporal relaxation of the non-equilibrium state, which is confined to a nanometer scale, will be investigated. To access the ultrafast dynamics for the first time with an experimental technique, a novel ion source will be developed and characterized which generates ion pulses of (sub-) pikosecond duration.

Investigators:
M. Schleberger
K. Sokolowski-Tinten
A. Wucher