Laboratory for X-ray Nanoscience and Technologies
The Laboratory for X-ray Nanoscience and Technologies' (LXS) mission is to perform fundamental and applied research with focus on nanoscience by leveraging the synergies between advanced micro/nanofabrication and large-scale facilities, particularly the Swiss Light Source (SLS) and the SwissFEL. We develop and apply X-ray instrumentation (optics, detectors, diagnostics, etc.) for large-scale facilities using advanced micro and nanotechnology.
Latest Scientific Highlights and News
Dr Christian Wäckerlin is appointed as assistant professor at EPFL
Dr Christian Wäckerlin (*1983), currently Research and Teaching Associate at EPFL and Project Leader at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), as Assistant Professor of Physics in the School of Basic Sciences. Christian Wäckerlin’s research focuses on nanoscience and quantum engineering.
Apochromatic X-ray focusing
A team of scientists from the Paul Scherrer Institut, the University of Basel and DESY have demonstrated the first-ever realization of apochromatic X-ray focusing using a tailored combination of a refractive lens and a Fresnel zone plate. This innovative approach enables the correction of the chromatic aberration suffered by both refractive and diffractive lenses over a wide range of X-ray energies. This groundbreaking development in X-ray optics have been just published in the scientific journal Light: Science & Applications.
Quality control of future transistors: Tackling the challenge of looking at atoms buried in silicon without moving them
Tackling the challenge of looking at atoms buried in silicon without moving them