X-ray photon science

X-ray photon science

We conduct research on light–matter interactions at the atomic level. The acquired knowledge of the electronic properties is then used to develop important applications within energy and environmental science, as well as new functional materials. 

Chemical and Bio-Molecular Physics

Condensed Matter Physics of Energy Materials

Our Research

The research at the Division of X-ray Photon Science concerns the part of physics that examines matter and processes at the atomic level. The division is recognized as world leading in the development of X-ray based spectroscopic methodologies as powerful tools for the study of processes on atomic time and length scales of femtoseconds and Ångströms. We study atoms, molecules and condensed matter – in particular chemical and biological systems, materials, surfaces and interfaces with applications in the areas of energy, environment and advanced technology.