This is a collection of groups at PSI working on the creation, preparation and characterization of Materials with the tools available at PSI. Either bulk materials (single crystals and/or powders) or thin film systems are prepared, and the structural characterization is undertaken with x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy or neutrons. Magnetic characterization is performed with magnetometry, neutrons, muons or x-rays, and imaging with scanning probe microscopy, neutrons or x-rays.
Instruments @ SLS SuperXASBeamline for X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) with enhanced chemical sensitivity and time resolutionMicroXASXAS beamline (XAS and XRF) for experiments requiring a high spatial resolution NanoXASCombining Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microspectroscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy. The NanoXAS station also provides the posibility to work at near ambient environmental conditions.IRCombining Infrared Micro-Spectrometer
Some Instruments at SINQ are designed to do spectroscopy. These are FOCUS, a Time-of-flight spectrometer (cold neutrons), CAMEA, a Triple-axis spectrometer (cold neutrons), TASP, a Triple-axis spectrometer (polarized cold neutrons), and EIGER, a Triple-axis spectrometer (thermal neutrons).
a: Intensity plotted as function of energy and Q for MnF2 using plotCutQELine and 5 Q points. b: 3D visualisation of scattering intensity for MnF2. Transparent parts signify low intensity (from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2020.100600)
Dr. Matthias Krack The Multiscale Materials Modelling (MMM) group focuses on the development and application of simulation methods based on density functional theory (DFT), empirical potentials (force fields), and kinetic Monte-Carlo (kMC).
Laboratory for Multiscale Materials Experiments (LMX)
Paul Scherrer Institut
5232 Villigen PSI