Thursday, 26. September 2019, 10:45

Photodynamics of thin films: Access to thermal and structural properties

PD Dr. Anton Plech

Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Photodynamics of thin films: Access to thermal and structural properties PD Dr. Anton Plech

Structural transformations and thermal behaviour in confined geometry are important aspects of functional materials. Access can be gained by time-resolved studies. The presentation will discuss examples of pump-probe studies on thin films and materials with sub-nanosecond time resolution utilizing X-ray pulses from synchrotrons as probe. Thus elastic and plastic relaxations of the material can be resolved and transient states of matter identified.