About Laboratory Condensed Matter (LSC)
Materials with new, functional properties are the scope of intense research, since they offer fascinating insights into fundamental interactions and hold promise for advanced technologies which is highly needed. In the future, artificially designed electronic systems providing complex or coupled functionalities will be indispensable. Understanding the electronic properties at different time and length scales is essential to advance in this field.
The SLS and the SwissFEL host world-leading capability in advanced materials spectroscopy ranging from photoemission spectroscopy, over spectromicroscopy to different X-ray absorption, scattering and diffraction techniques. These techniques enable to provide the society with fundamental knowledge needed for the next generation technologies.
The LSC laboratory is one of 6 laboratories within the Photonscience division (PSD). It operates 7 beamlines at the Swiss Light Source (SLS), one endstation at the SwissFEL and develops and provides the full instrumentation from source to detector and expertise in data analysis. The 6 groups within the LSC laboratory are responsible for the operation and user support and do research mostly in condensed matter physics.
The LSC is composed out of 6 research groups, each of which operates one or more beamlines. The beamlines are built and operated for users as well as for in-house research.
|Materials Science||MS - Powder diffraction
MS - Surface diffraction
|powder diffraction, nano-crystals, polymorphism.
Surface diffraction, interfaces, film growth, ...
|Spectroscopy of Novel Materials||SIS - ARPES
SIS - Cophee
Adress - RIXS
|Angle resolved photoemission
Spin polarized photoemmission
Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering
soft x-ray angle resolved photoemmission
|Microscopy & Magnetism||SIM - PEEM
SIM - ReSoXS
|magnetic nano-structures, XMCD, ...
Multiferroics, resonant scattering, ....
XMCD, high magnetic fields, low temperatiures, molecular magnets, ...
|magnetization dynamics, self organized polymers
combination of scanning probe and x-ray spectroscopy
|FEMTO||Femto||ultra-fast phase transitions|
|Bernina||SwissFEL Bernina||beyond-equilirium ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter|
|Photons for Engineering and Manufacturing||user of various beamlines||structural and mechanical properties of metals and alloys; Neutron-, Xray diffraction methods and computational simulation methods|