Division B: Transient Electronic Structure and Nanoscience
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt, Technical University Berlin

Head of Division B is Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt, in a joint appointment with the Technische Universität Berlin. Research in Division B extends from the fundamentals of light-matter interaction to ultrafast processes and transient electronic structure in condensed matter. In particular, this includes the optical manipulation of spin structures and generally the investigation of transient nanoscale structures on their intrinsic timescale. The connection of spectroscopic information with spatial information from scattering and imaging over a wide spectral range from THz to x-rays is a recurring, cross-sectional approach. The development of laser systems for basic research as well as for applications, e.g. at free electron x-ray lasers, is one of the key competences in Division B.

In close collaboration, the Leibniz Application Laboratory BLIX is operated by division B. Seminars of division B are listed here.

Division B is substructured in three departments:  
Department Department head
B1 Electron and Spin Dynamics Dr. C. von Korff Schmising
B2 Imaging and Coherent X-rays Dr. B. Pfau (prov.)
B3 Laser Development Dr. M. Schnürer
In summary the areas of competence are described as follows:
  • Time resolved imaging, scattering and spectroscopy in the XUV and x-ray spectral range
  • Interference-based imaging at short wavelength
  • Short pulse lasers and x-ray sources, x-ray optics
  • Electron and ion spectroscopy
  • Short pulse and high field laser systems
  • Laser-synchrotron synchronization, instrumentation for synchrotron and free electron x-ray laser experiments

  • Thin film sample growth via magnetron sputtering
  • Focussed ion beam nanopatterning
  • Electron lithography and microscopy
  • Magnetic sample charachterization
  • Atoms, molecules and clusters in intense laser fields
  • Ultrafast correlated electron dynamics
  • Relativistic effects and quantum electrodynamic
In the framework of the research structure of the MBI scientists of division B participate in the following projects:
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1.1 Fundamentals of Extreme Photonics O. Smirnova, F. Intravaia
1.2 Ultrafast Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics G. Steinmeyer, M. Schnürer, T. Nagy
2.2 Strong-field Few-body Physics H. Rottke, F. Morales
3.2 Solids and Nanostructures: Electrons, Spins, and Phonons C. von Korff Schmising, M. Wörner
3.3 Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays M. Wörner, B. Pfau
4.1 Implementation of Lasers and Measuring Techniques I. Will, F. Furch, U. Griebner
4.2 Application Laboratories and Technology Transfer M. Schnürer, H. Stiel
4.3 Nanoscale Samples and Optics D. Engel
Close Collaborations also exist  
2.2 and project 2.3 Time-resolved XUV-science
3.2 and B1