Research at the Department of Physics
Group of Atomic-and Molecular Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics using
View of the synchrotron MAX-II in Lund, Sweden.
Here you can find drawings of MAX I and
the whole MAX Laboratory.
Research leaders: Peter Erman, Prof. em. and Elisabeth Rachlew
Keywords: Molecules, Structure, Dynamics, Ultra short lifetimes, Cross sections.
Investigations of structure and dynamics of small molecules using synchrotron radiation. Applications to chemical physics, astrophysics, fusion research and environmental research.The
group has constructed an experimental station which has been in use at the synchrotron facility
MAX in Lund, where the decay of synchrotron light excited small molecules is studied using
ion- and photon spectrometers and coincidence techniques. Photoionization and photodissocia
tion of small fundamental molecules have been studied at valence shell energies as well as at
inner shell energies using undulator radiation. Several new structures and resonances have been
found, which are of importance for understanding various processes in nature where these
molecules participate. Energy distributions of fragment ions from inner shell excitations have
been extracted and a new kind of doubly excited molecular states have been found. A new
technique for measuring sub-femtosecond lifetimes has been developed.
Sources of funding:
Swedish Science Research Council (VR), The Göran Gustafsson Foundation,
the Wallenberg foundation
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