The research group for applications in molecular, biomedical, and materials (MBM) sciences works to develop experimental capabilities using the secondary sources that are driven by the uniquely powerful ELI-Beamlines lasers. The MBM group mainly develops beam lines and end stations for time-resolved photon science applications in the THz-to-hard X-ray range. This group also aims to combine different laser-driven sources (of photons and particles) for unique applications in research and development.
The MBM group is currently in an active phase of growth and procurement. This phase is expected to continue throughout 2016 and 2017, and during this time the group will also welcome national and international collaborators for user-based commissioning experiments. In ELI-Beamlines’ operational phase of (2018 and on), the MBM group will mainly support user operations but will also develop its own research interests.
In particular, we are developing the following capabilities for time-resolved experiments covering the femtosecond-to-millisecond time scales:
- A multi-purpose end station for atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) sciences and coherent diffractive imaging (CDI)
- A soft X-ray materials science station based on a time-resolved IR-to-VUV magneto-optical ellipsometer
- A modular station for hard X-ray sciences covering applications in diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging
- Advanced optical spectroscopy capabilities in the THz-to-UV range, including a setup for stimulated Raman scattering and a wide array of pump beams coupled with all experimental stations for pump probe experiments.
Jakob Andreasson: Team leader
Miroslav Kloz: Optical spectroscopy and pump beams
Mateusz Rebarz: Optical spectroscopy and pump beams
Eva Klimesova: AMO science
Olena Kulyk: AMO science
Shirly J. Espinoza: Soft X-ray material science
Christopher D. Brooks: Soft X-ray material science
Borislav Angelov: X-ray scattering and diffraction
Martin Precek: Pulse radiolysis
Vitaly Polivinkin: X-ray scattering and diffraction
Petr Bruza (Dartmouth College, US)
Stefan Michalik (Diamond light source, UK)
Senior and junior researcher (postdoc) positions