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March 2, 2010 16:15 - 17:15

Empa, Dübendorf, Theodor-Erismann-Auditorium, VE102


Prof. Bruce D. Patterson, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen

Leadership of diskussion

Dr Jörg Patscheider, Empa


Third generation synchrotrons provide an average X-ray brightness 109 times that of a laboratory source, making trivial many experiments which were formerly impossible. But standard short-wavelength synchrotron light is also incoherent and is limited to pulse lengths in excess of 100 ps. A hard X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) will produce a peak brightness 1010 times that of a synchrotron (!), with full lateral coherence and fs pulse lengths. We briefly present the operating principle of an XFEL and technical innovations proposed by PSI for a national XFEL facility, the SwissFEL. Possible coherent scattering and time-resolved applications of the SwissFEL are discussed, in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, magnetism and correlated electron systems.


The language of the presentation is English.
Free entrance, guests are welcome

Vortragssprache: Englisch