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Research

PULSE is focused on ultrafast structural and electronic dynamics in materials science, the generation of laser pulses lasting only attoseconds (quintillionths of a second), imaging of single molecules and non-periodic materials, and the study of ultrafast light-induced chemical reactions. We maintain a Google Scholar page which aggregates an up-to-date list of publications from PULSE-affiliated investigators.
CURRENT PULSE AREAS OF RESEARCH
water.png ATO Attosecond Science What can we learn from high harmonic generation about molecular electronic structure and dynamics? On our way to answering this question we explored new paths in attosecond research. Most important...
AIMS Ultrafast Theory and Simulation Understanding charge and energy flow in molecules and materials is a key to designing better means for converting light into chemical and/or electrical energy. The theory group in PULSE is...
SPC.png Solution Phase Chemistry Solution Phase Chemistry: Understanding chemical reactivity with ultrafast optical and x-ray sources Characterizing and controlling the evolution of the electronic structure and the nuclear configuration during a chemical transformation represents a...
N2evmi-75x50 Strong Field AMO Science The core question under investigation in SFA is the nature of the short wavelength strong field interaction with bound and free electrons. We study core-hole wavepacket dynamics (1-10 fs) and driven...
nature physics Strong Field and Nonlinear X-ray Optical Science   Our goal is to understand and control fundamental high-intensity laser-matter interactions. Our particular interests are in ultrafast electronic processes in solids in the mid-infrared and the x-ray wavelength range, where...
Loh_Bogan_Nature_2012 NPI Nonperiodic nanoscale imaging The Non-Periodic Imaging task of the Ultrafast Chemical Science FWP is focused on the goal of extending x-ray microscopy to the atomic level and femtosecond timescale. These efforts are paramount...