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The EIS-TIMEX endstation exploits the high intensity, energy range and time structure of the FERMI FEL pulses to probe fundamental properties of dense matter under metastable and/or extreme thermodynamic conditions with sub-ps time resolution. The basic idea is to exploit the high peak power of FERMI to induce an efficient ultrafast (< ps) and almost isochoric heating (up to tens of eV or ~106 K range) followed by a slower (~10 ps) isoentropic expansion of bulk-like dense samples. The deposited energy induces a strong nonequilibrium condition characterized by high electron temperatures and cold lattice, typically followed by structural changes, phase transitions and, under specific conditions, even drive the Warm Dense Matter (WDM) thermodynamic regime.

Liquid carbon

Laser-driven liquid carbon is generated in less than 0.5 ps!

E. Principi et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 155703 (2020)

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FEL driven ultrafast plasmon dynamics in crystalline LiF

Supercontinuum time resolved spectral analysis! 

C. Fasolato et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 184801 (2020)

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Soft X-Ray SHG from graphite

We observed an SHG signal at the carbon K-edge! 

Lam et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 023901 (2018)

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Coherent magnons in NiO

We generated coherent magnons in NiO! 

Simoncig et al., Phys. Rev. Materials 1, 073802 (2017)

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EUV vortices

Two techniques to observe EUV optical vortices from FELs! 

Rebernik Ribič et al., Phys. Rev. X 7, 031036 (2017)

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Proposal submission
We invite users and collaborators to discuss their proposals with the beamline local contacts well in advance before the submission deadline. This is crucial for a careful assesment of the experiment feasibility and may lead to improvements in the proposed experimental plan. For more information on experiment feasibilty and proposal submission, please vist the user info section.

Next call for proposals: October/November 2020

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:58