Research

Current Research Projects

Dirk Abramsohn
Femto-Second Bunch Slicing Diagnostic and Electron Bunch Length Measurements with Coherent Synchrotron Radiation at the Swiss Light Source
Thesis Advisor: Thomas Moeller (TU Berlin); Volker Schlott (PSI), Gerhard Ingold (PSI), Paul Beaud (PSI)


Felix Mueller
Femto Second Bunch Slicing Diagnostics Using Coherent Synchrotron Radiation and Development of a Non- Destructive Bunch Length Monitor Based on Coherent Diffraction Radiation
Thesis Advisor: Thomas Feurer (Uni Bern); Volker Schlott (PSI), Bernd Steffen (PSI), Stefan Hunziker (PSI)




Bachelor / Master Thesis & Dissertations 2010-2015

Fernando Ardana-Lamas
Table-top coherent soft x-ray source for microscopy in the water window and for seeding a free electron laser
Thesis Advisor: Christoph Hauri (PSI)


Marc Guetg
Large-Bandwidth Mode of Operation for the SwisSFEL Hard X-ray Beamline
Thesis Advisor: Roland Horisberger (PSI); Sven Reiche(PSI), Marco Pedrozzi(PSI)


Patrick Helfenstein
Development of High-Brightness Field-Emission Cathodes for X-ray Free Electron Lasers
Thesis Advisor: Hans-Werner Fink (Uni Zurich), Soichiro Tsujino (PSI)


Anna Mustonen
Optically Excited Metal Nanotip Cathodes for X-ray Free Electron Lasers
Supervisor: Thomas Feurer (Uni Bern), Soichiro Tsujino (PSI)


Michele Carla
Phase Tolerance of laser-based seeded soft X-ray FELs
Thesis Advisor: Mario Calvetti(INFN); Sven Reiche(PSI)


Hua Guo
Resonant lossy electromagnetic structures
Thesis Advisor: Peter Arbenz (ETHZ); Benedikt Oswald (PSI)


Yves Ineichen
Multi Objective Optimisation of the 250 MEV XFEL Injector
Thesis Advisor: Peter Arbenz (ETHZ); Andreas Adelmann (PSI)


Christof Kraus
Simulation of Low Emittance Beam Transport at High Energies including Radiation
Thesis Advisor: Peter Arbenz (ETHZ); Andreas Adelmann (PSI)


Clemens Ruchert
Low-emittance electron gun development and non-relativistic laserassisted electron bunch characterization
Thesis Advisor: Thomas Feurer (Uni Bern); Christoph Hauri (PSI)




Bachelor / Master Thesis 2009

A. De Simone
Neutronic Design of a Spallation Neutron Source and Study of Medical Applications
Bachelor thesis, University of Torino, Italy, October 2009
Thesis Advisor: Hans-Werner Fink (Uni Zürich)


P. Käppeli
Experimentelle Untersuchung zur Detektion von Kavitationsgeräusch und strömungserregten Schwingungen
Bachelor Thesis, FHNW-ITFE Windisch, Switzerland, 14. August 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. C. Gossweiler (FHNW Windisch), Dr. R. Milenković (PSI), Dr. S. Dementevs (PSI)


Anouk ter Brugge
Beam Dynamics Studies for the Central Region of a 250 MeV Superconducting Cyclotron
Bachelor Thesis at Saxion Hogeschool Enschede, the Netherlands, January 2009
Thesis advisor: Dr. J.M. Schippers (PSI)


Christina Wouters
Central region studies of the 250 MeV SC cyclotron for proton therapy
Master Thesis, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, December 2009
Thesis advisor: Dr. J.M. Schippers (PSI)


Dissertations 2009

C. Bracco
Commissioning Scenarios and Tests for the LHC Collimation System
Thesis No. 4271 / EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. A. Wrulich (EPFL, PSI)
Prof. Dr. A. Bay (EPFL) Prof. Dr. L. Rivkin (EPFL, PSI) Dr. R. Assmann (CERN)


D. Martoccia
Structural Studies of h-BN and Graphene Single-Layers on Transition-Metal Surfaces
Thesis, MNF Fakultät, University of Zurich 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. B.D. Patterson (PSI, Univ ZH)
Prof. H. Keller (Univ ZH)


M. Pojer
A finite element model of the LHC dipole cold mass with hysteretic, non-linear behavior and single turn description : towards the interpretation of magnet quenches
Thesis No 4259 / EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. A. Wrulich (EPFL, PSI) Prof. Dr. A. Bay (EPFL) Prof. Dr. L. Rivkin (EPFL, PSI) Dr. W. Scandale (CERN) Page 19 of 20


G. Sterbini
An early separation scheme for the LHC luminosity upgrade
Thesis No 4574 / EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. L. Rivkin (EPFL, PSI)
Dr. J.-P. Koutchouk (CERN)


B. Salvant
Impedance model of the CERN SPS and aspects of LHC single-bunch stability
Thesis No 4585 / EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. L. Rivkin (EPFL, PSI)
Dr. E. Métral (CERN)


J.J. Yang
3D Simulation Study of Space Charge Effects on High Intensity Cyclotrons
Thesis, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2009
Thesis advisors: Prof. Dr. C.Tang (Tsinghua University, Beijing)
Prof. Dr. T. Zhang (Chinese Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing)
Dr. A. Adelmann (PSI)


Internships 2008

Stefan Binder
Emittance measurements at LEG (internship)
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Bruce Patterson (PSI); Dr. Romain Ganter (PSI)


Kei Mikami
In-situ studies of the nano-crystallization of proteins with dynamic light scattering (internship)
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bruce Patterson (PSI)


Dissertations 2008

Anastija Ichsanov
Dynamic light scattering simulation of split-pulse XPCS
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Bruce Patterson (Uni Zürich, PSI)


Kevin Shing Bruce Li
Development of a Multi Channel RF Field Detector for the LLRF Control of the Free Electron Laser at Hamburg
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler (ETHZ); Dr. Marco Pedrozzi(PSI)


Matthias Hoffmann
An ultra low emittance electron gun for the PSIXFEL: design and construction
Advisors: Dr. K.Schuenemann (Uni Hamburg); Dr. Stefan Simrock (DESY); Dr. Thomas Schilcher (PSI)


Simon Christian Leemann
Characterization of electron bunches from field emitter array cathodes for use in the next-generation X-ray Free Electron Lasers
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Albin Wrulich (PSI); Dr. Andreas Streun (PSI); Dr. Ake Andersson (PSI); Dr. Volker Schlott (PSI)


Daniel Oliver Sütterlin
Single-Shot Electron Bunch-Length Measurements with a Spatial Electro-Optical- Auto-Correlation Interferometer using Coherent Transition Radiation at the 100 MeV SLS pre-injector LINAC
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Heinz Jäckel (ETHZ); Dr. Daniel Erni (ETHZ); Dr. Hans Sigg (PSI); Dr. Volker Schlott (PSI)


Arno Erol Candel
Simulation of electron source for nextgeneration X-ray freeelectron laser
Advisors: Dr. Matthias Troyer (ETHZ); Dr. Mich Dehler (PSI)