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Free-electron laser reveals the ultrafast dynamics of photoexcited molecules

13 January 2022

Agata Azzolin joins the group

03 November 2021

Welcome Agata!

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Gaia Giovannetti has been awarded the Best Poster Prize at the AttoChem 2nd Annual Meeting

26 October 2021

Gaia Giovannetti from the CFEL-ATTO group in DESY, Hamburg has been awarded the First Prize for the presentation of her poster, entitled "A table-top Soft X-ray beamline for transient absorption experiments in liquid phase". Congratulations, Gaia!

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CFEL-ATTO receives funding through PIER Seed Projects

19 October 2021

Vincent Wanie from the CFEL-ATTO group has been selected by the Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research (PIER) to fund a project titled ‘HIGH-repetition-rate ultraviolet beamLine for hIGH-statistics spectroscopy at the few-femtosecond Timescale [HIGHLIGHT]’.

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Marc Seitz joins the group

15 October 2021

Welcome Marc!

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The 2nd Annual Workshop of the COST Action AttoChem

13 October 2021

Guangyu Fan joins the group

05 May 2021

Welcome Guangyu!

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Real-time observation of a correlation-driven sub 3 fs charge migration in ionised adenine

20 May 2021

Our group (CFEL-ATTO) with the key participation of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) has demonstrated that ultrashort laser pulses can be used to protect one of the DNA building blocks against destruction induced by vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) radiation. We unveiled that a second laser flash in the infrared, timed shortly (only a few millionths of billions of a second) after the first VUV flash, prevented the adenine molecule to disintegrate, therefore stabilising it. We presents our work in the journal Communications Chemistry published by Nature publishing group.

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HELIOS Helmholtz-Lund International Graduate School

19 January 2021

On January 19th we had our virtual launch event with talks on instrumentation challenges in atomic, laser, particle and nano-bio physics. Our first cohort of PhD students gave interesting and engaging presentations about their projects. We are proud to have assembled such a talented and multi-disciplinary team, which will further grow over the coming years.

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