IR Free Electron Lasers in Chemistry and Physics
IR Free Electron Lasers in Chemistry and Physics

IR Free Electron Lasers in Chemistry and Physics (RSS3.09) - Confirmed

Get up to date with the latest developments in Infrared free electron laser technology and especially its applications. The lectures at the summer school are provided by internationally recognized experts from the Max Planck - Radboud University Research Center.

Duration: one-week

    General

    Infrared (IR) free-electron laser (FEL) facilities have increasing impact on research in molecular spectroscopy and material science. The facilities offer their infrastructures to interested external scientists worldwide. Also to you? Get up to date with the latest developments in IR free electron laser technology and especially its applications.

    The program will consist of lectures by experts in IR-FEL technology and applications from Radboud University and from the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin. The program will include a visit to the FELIX free-electron laser and its user stations. 

    Starting date

    01 July 2024, 9 am
    Costs
    €150
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    01 July 2024, 9 am - 05 July 2024, 5 pm
    Unique code
    RSS3.09

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Entry requirements
    See the requirements in cost and admission
    Study load (ECTS)
    2
    Result
    Certificate
    Organisation
    Radboud Summer School

    Startdate: 1 July 2024, 9 am - 5 July 2024, 5 pm
    ECTS credits: 2 ECTS. For more information see credits and certificate.

    Course Programme

    Course topics will be taught in 3.5-hr sessions and will address: 

    • a brief history and the basic operation principles of IR-FELs;
    • modern developments in IR-FEL technology with focus on new applications; Gaussian beam optics, IR materials and techniques;
    • basics on molecular vibrations and IR-spectroscopy; phonons and excitations in solids;
    • experimental techniques for gas phase studies: Action spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and more;
    • applications (gas phase): biological systems, clusters, hydrogen bonded systems, metabolomics, astrophysics;
    • experimental techniques for condensed phase studies; ultrafast pump-probe methods;
    • applications (condensed phase): magnetic switching, exciton dynamics.

    The program will include a visit to the FELIX free-electron laser and its user stations. 

    • Weekly schedule and social events

      The weekly programme of Radboud Summer School is carefully designed for the best experience. On this page you will find the timetables and social events.

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    Course list

    Overview courses and disciplines

    Course list
    Physics and Chemistry

    Physics and Chemistry

    Course list
    paarmann

    Dr. Alexander Paarmann

    Group leader
    email: alexander.paarmann [at] fhi-berlin.mpg.de (alexander[dot]paarmann[at]fhi-berlin[dot]mpg[dot]de)
    phone: +49 (0)30 8413-5121
    Department of Physical Chemistry
    Fritz Haber Institute
    Faradayweg 4-6
    14195 Berlin
    Germany

    More information in this link.

    Dr. Wieland Schöllkopf

    Dr. Wieland Schöllkopf

    Coordinator and group leader, Department of Molecular Physics
    wschoell [at] fhi-berlin.mpg.de (wschoell[at]fhi-berlin[dot]mpg[dot]de)

    More information in this link.

    Costs

    • Regular: €150 (application deadline 15th of May)

    Includes: your course, coffee and tea during breaks, a warm lunch every day, Official Opening, Official Closing (with some drinks and snacks). 

    Excludes: transport, accommodation, social events and other costs.  

    Discounts and Scholarships

     

    Admission

    Level of participant: 

    • Master
    • PhD

    Admission requirements: At least Bachelor-level degree in chemistry, physics, or equivalent. We expect that participants have followed BSc-level courses in two or more of the following topics: quantum mechanics, chemical bonding, molecular physics, physical chemistry, solid state physics, quantum chemistry, analytical chemistry.

    Admission documents: 

    • Motivation letter

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