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Title: Following the dynamics of matter with femtosecond precision using the X-ray streaking method

Abstract

X-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) can produce extremely intense and very short pulses, down to below 10 femtoseconds (fs). Among the key applications are ultrafast time-resolved studies of dynamics of matter by observing responses to fast excitation pulses in a pump-probe manner. Detectors with sufficient time resolution for observing these processes are not available. Therefore, such experiments typically measure a sample's full dynamics by repeating multiple pump-probe cycles at different delay times. This conventional method assumes that the sample returns to an identical or very similar state after each cycle. Here we describe a novel approach that can provide a time trace of responses following a single excitation pulse, jitter-free, with fs timing precision. We demonstrate, in an X-ray diffraction experiment, how it can be applied to the investigation of ultrafast irreversible processes.

Authors:
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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. LCLS is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science by Stanford University.
OSTI Identifier:
1194694
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

David, C., Karvinen, P., Sikorski, M., Song, S., Vartiainen, I., Milne, C. J., Mozzanica, A., Kayser, Y., Diaz, A., Mohacsi, I., Carini, G. A., Herrmann, S., Färm, E., Ritala, M., Fritz, D. M., and Robert, A. Following the dynamics of matter with femtosecond precision using the X-ray streaking method. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1038/srep07644.
David, C., Karvinen, P., Sikorski, M., Song, S., Vartiainen, I., Milne, C. J., Mozzanica, A., Kayser, Y., Diaz, A., Mohacsi, I., Carini, G. A., Herrmann, S., Färm, E., Ritala, M., Fritz, D. M., & Robert, A. Following the dynamics of matter with femtosecond precision using the X-ray streaking method. United States. doi:10.1038/srep07644.
David, C., Karvinen, P., Sikorski, M., Song, S., Vartiainen, I., Milne, C. J., Mozzanica, A., Kayser, Y., Diaz, A., Mohacsi, I., Carini, G. A., Herrmann, S., Färm, E., Ritala, M., Fritz, D. M., and Robert, A. Tue . "Following the dynamics of matter with femtosecond precision using the X-ray streaking method". United States. doi:10.1038/srep07644. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1194694.
@article{osti_1194694,
title = {Following the dynamics of matter with femtosecond precision using the X-ray streaking method},
author = {David, C. and Karvinen, P. and Sikorski, M. and Song, S. and Vartiainen, I. and Milne, C. J. and Mozzanica, A. and Kayser, Y. and Diaz, A. and Mohacsi, I. and Carini, G. A. and Herrmann, S. and Färm, E. and Ritala, M. and Fritz, D. M. and Robert, A.},
abstractNote = {X-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) can produce extremely intense and very short pulses, down to below 10 femtoseconds (fs). Among the key applications are ultrafast time-resolved studies of dynamics of matter by observing responses to fast excitation pulses in a pump-probe manner. Detectors with sufficient time resolution for observing these processes are not available. Therefore, such experiments typically measure a sample's full dynamics by repeating multiple pump-probe cycles at different delay times. This conventional method assumes that the sample returns to an identical or very similar state after each cycle. Here we describe a novel approach that can provide a time trace of responses following a single excitation pulse, jitter-free, with fs timing precision. We demonstrate, in an X-ray diffraction experiment, how it can be applied to the investigation of ultrafast irreversible processes.},
doi = {10.1038/srep07644},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = ,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 06 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Jan 06 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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