Overview of project C01

Structural Dynamics in Impulsively Excited Nanostructures


This project addresses the structural response of nano-scale materials upon non-equilibrium electronic excitation. Using time-resolved diffraction techniques the electron-lattice energy exchange, energy transfer processes in hetero-systems, the excitation and relaxation of coherent lattice excitations, as well as structural phase transitions will be investigated. In particular, the project aims to understand the dependence of these elementary structural processes on the size and dimensionality of the system and to explore possibilities for their control and manipulation.

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M. Afshari, Philipp Krumey, D. Menn, M. Nicoul, Fabian Brinks, Alexander Tarasevitch and Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten
Time-Resolved Diffraction with an Optimized Short Pulse Laser Plasma X-Ray Source
Struct. Dyn. 7, 014301 (2020)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5126316



Ludmilla Schumacher, Jesil Jose, David Janoschka, Pascal Dreher, Timothy J. Davis, Manuel Ligges, Renkai Li, Mianzhen Mo, Suji Park, Xiaozhe Shen, Stephen Weathersby, Jie Yang, Xijie Wang, Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten and Sebastian Schlücker
Precision Plasmonics with Monomers and Dimers of Spherical Gold Nanoparticles: Non-Equilibrium Dynamics at the Time and Space Limit
J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 13181 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01007

Peter Zalden, Florian Quirin, Mathias Schumacher, Jan Siegel, Shuai Wei, Azize Koc, Matthieu Nicoul, Mariano Trigo, Pererik Andreasson, Henrik Enquist, Michael J. Shu, Tommaso Pardini, Matthieu Chollet, Diling Zhu, Henrik Lemke, Ider Ronneberger, Jörgen Larsson, Aaron M. Lindenberg, Henry E. Fischer, Stefan Hau-Riege, David A. Reis, Riccardo Mazzarello, Matthias Wuttig and Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten
Femtosecond x-Ray Diffraction Reveals a Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition in Phase-Change Materials
Science 364, 1062 (2019)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw1773

Nico Rothenbach, Markus Ernst Gruner, Katharina Ollefs, Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak, Soma Salamon, Ping Zhou, R. Li, M. Mo, S. Park, X. Shen, S. Weathersby, J. Yang, X. J. Wang, Rossitza Pentcheva, Heiko Wende, Uwe Bovensiepen, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten and Andrea Eschenlohr
Microscopic Non-Equilibrium Energy Transfer Dynamics in a Photoexcited Metal/Insulator Heterostructure
Phys. Rev. B 100, 174301 (2019)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.174301

P. Maldonado, T. Chase, A. H. Reid, X. Shen, R. K. Li, K. Carva, T. Payer, M. Horn-von Hoegen, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, X.J. Wang, P.M. Oppeneer and H.A. Dürr
Tracking the Ultrafast Non-Equilibrium Energy Flow between Electronic and Lattice Degrees of Freedom in Crystalline Nickel

Wei Lu, M. Nicoul, Uladzimir Shymanovich, Fabian Brinks, M. Afshari, Alexander Tarasevitch, Dietrich von der Linde, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten
Acoustic Response of a Laser-Excited Polycrystalline Au-Film Studied by Ultrafast Debye-Scherrer Diffraction at a Table-Top Short-Pulse X-Ray Source



J. Robinson, T. Decker, S. Guillet, T. Pardini, J. Koglin, R. Hill, A. E. Gleason, B. Kozioziemski, S. Boutet, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, A. Aquila, P. Hamilton, R. Soufli, J. Alameda, M. Hayes and S. P. Hau-Riege
Delayed Onset of Nonthermal Melting in Single-Crystal Silicon Pumped with Hard X Rays
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 265701 (2018)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.265701

Qiang Zheng, Renkai Li, Jie Yang, Mingwei Chen, Xiaozhe Shen, Mianzhen Mo, Xijie Wang, Zhili Wang, Zhijiang Chen, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten and Stephen P. Weathersby
Dynamics of Electron-Phonon Coupling in Bicontinuous Nanoporous Gold
J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 16368 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03299

M. Z. Mo, Z. Chen, R. K. Li, M. Dunning, B. B. L. Witte, J. K .Baldwin, L. B Fletcher, J. B. Kim, A. Ng, R. Redmer, A H Reid, P. Shekhar, X. Z. Shen, M. Shen, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, Y. Y. Tsui, Y Q Wang, Q. Zheng, X. J. Wang and S. H. Glenzer
Heterogeneous to Homogeneous Melting Transition Visualized with Ultrafast Electron Diffraction
Science 360, 1451 (2018)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2058

F. Chen, Y. Zhu, S. Liu, Y. Qi, H. Y. Hwang, N.C. Brandt, J. Lu, F. Quirin, H. Enquist, P. Zalden, T. Hu, J. Goodfellow, M.-J. Sher, M. C. Hoffmann, D. Zhu, H. Lemke, J. Glownia, M. Chollet, A. R. Damodaran, J. Park, Z. Cai, I. W. Jung, M. J. Highland, D.A. Walko, J. W. Freeland, P.G. Evans, A. Vailionis, J. Larsson, K. A. Nelson, A. M. Rappe, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, L. W. Martin, H. Wen and A. M. Lindenberg
Reply to "Comment on ≪Ultrafast Terahertz-Field-Driven Ionic Response in Ferroelectric BaTiO3≫"
Phys. Rev. B 97, 226102 (2018)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.226102


Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Xiaozhe Shen, Q. Zheng, Tyler F. Chase, Ryan N. Coffee, Martin Jerman, Renkai Li, Manuel Ligges, Igor V. Makasyuk, M. Mo, Alexander Hume Reid, Bärbel Rethfeld, Theodore Vecchione, Stephen P. Weathersby, Hermann A. Dürr and Xijie Wang
Electron-Lattice Energy Relaxation in Laser-Excited Thin-Film Au-Insulator Heterostructures Studied by Ultrafast MeV Electron Diffraction
Struct. Dyn. 4, 054501 (2017)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4995258


Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Renkai Li, Alex Hume M. Reid, Stephen P. Weathersby, Florian Quirin, Tyler F. Chase, Ryan N. Coffee, Jeff W. Corbett, Alan R. Fry, Nick Hartmann, Carsten Hast, Robert Hettel, Michael Horn-von Hoegen, David Janoschka, M. Jermann, James R. Lewandowski, Manuel Ligges, Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf, Mianzhen Mo, Xiaozhe Shen, Theodore Vecchione, Christian Witt, Juhao Wu, Hermann A. Dürr and Xijie Wang
Thickness Dependent Electron-Lattice Equilibration in Thin Bi Films Studied by Time-Resolved MeV Electron Diffraction
in: International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena 2016, Optical Society of America Technical Digest, paper UTh4A.49
DOI: 10.1364/UP.2016.UTh4A.49

Mianzhen Mo, Xiaozhe Shen, Zhao Chen, Renkai Li, Michael P. Dunning, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Qiang Zheng, Stephen P. Weathersby, Alexander Reid, Ryan N. Coffee, Igor V. Makasyuk, Steven A. Edstrom, Douglas J. McCormick, Keith R. Jobe, Carsten Hast, Siegfried H. Glenzer and Xijie J. Wang
Single-Shot Mega-Electronvolt Ultrafast Electron Diffraction for Structure Dynamic Studies of Warm Dense Matter
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11D810 (2016)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4960070

Frank Chen, Yuan Zhu, Shi Liu, Yue Qi, Harold Y. Hwang, Nathaniel Brandt, Jian Lu, Florian Quirin, Henrik Enquist, Peter Zalden, Te Hu, John Goodfellow, Meng Ju Sher, Matthias C. Hoffmann, Dilling Zhu, Henrik Till Lemke, James Michael Glownia, Matthieu C. Chollet, Anoop R. Damodaran, Joonkyu Park, Zhonghou Cai, Ilwoong Jung, Matthew J. Highland, Donald A. Walko, John W. Freeland, Paul G. Evans, Arturas Vailionis, Jakob. C. Larsson, Keith A. Nelson, Andrew M. Rappe, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Lane W. Martin, Haidan Wen and Aaron M. Lindenberg
Ultrafast Terahertz-Field-Driven Ionic Response in Ferroelectric BaTiO3
Phys. Rev. B 94, 180104 (2016)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.180104