Photon Science Division Mission
For construction and maintenance of the beamlines, the Photon Science Division (PSD) closely collaborates with groups from other divisions at the Paul Scherrer Institut. Researchers at the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology (LMN) are covering the broad spectrum of research activities from basic research in nanoscience over the development of new methods and instrumentation in collaboration with the Photon Science Division (PSD) laboratories.
The Photon Science Division consists of six laboratories:
- Three laboratories, namely the Laboratory for Macromolecules and Bioimaging (LSB), the Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation and Condensed Matter (LSC) and the Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation and Femtochemistry (LSF) are centered around the Swiss Light Source (SLS) and the Swiss Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL)
- The Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology (LMN) operates both cleanroom facilities as well as a beamline at the Swiss Light Source (SLS)
- The Laboratory for Advanced Photonics (LAP) as well as the Laboratory for Non-linear Optics (LNO) are dedicated to provide experimental capabilities in diverse areas of science at the Swiss Hard X-ray Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL)
About 250 scientists and technicians, including approximately 55 postdocs and 30 PhD students build the team of the Photon Science Division.