Laboratory for Advanced Spectroscopy and X-ray Sources
In the Laboratory for Advanced Spectroscopy and X-ray Sources (LSX), we develop and apply advanced spectroscopic techniques for condensed materials and related scientific domains. We study electronic structure, low-energy excitations, correlation effects and ultra-fast dynamics in a broad range of complex material systems. We also develop world-leading undulator X-ray sources for Synchrotron and X-ray free electron laser providing beams of unprecedented quality in terms of brilliance, peak intensity and pulse length.
Latest Scientific Highlights and News
Maloja is go. First user experiments mark a double first, not only for the Maloja endstation but also for the second beamline of SwissFEL, Athos.
PSI hosted again the Hercules School in March 2022. We had the pleasure to welcome 20 international PhD students, PostDocs and scientists to demonstrate our state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies at our large scale facilities, the Swiss Light Source (SLS), the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ) and our free electron laser SwissFEL.
These quasiparticles have the potential to revolutionise electronics - if they can move. Mobile excitons have now been observed for the first time in a metal.