Welcome to the Bernina Group
The Bernina group works on experimental studies of beyond-equilirium ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter. It develops and operates the Bernina Instrument of SwissFEL, which is presently under commissioning and performing first experiments. The group arises from the FEMTO group at the Swiss Light Source.
Scientific Highlights and News
SwissFEL sheds light on how lattice and atomic spins jiggle together.
Schematic ultrafast surface diffraction setup used for monitoring the crystal lattice in multiple directions.
Supercooled water scattering signals show an anolmalous structure factor temperature dependence suggesting decreasing density at lowering temperatures below 236 K (-37°C).