Attosecond Science

Real time observation of electron dynamics in matter

The CFEL-ATTO Group develops advanced attosecond technologies to investigate the light-activated dynamics of matter with extreme time resolution. In particular, the main goal of our research is to track and ideally control the electronic motion in systems of increasing complexity, from simple molecules to biochemically relevant molecules and nanoparticles.

Recent highlights

In situ characterization of few-femtosecond laser pulses by learning from first-principles calculations

11 August 2022

Unravelling and manipulating the photo-induced electronic and vibrational dynamics of adenine

03 June 2022

Generation of bright soft X-ray pulses to watch ultrafast spin dynamics at the nanoscale

21 April 2022