• Coherent diffraction of Rice Dwarf virus at the Linac Coherent Light Source

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    In this study, we've applied coherent diffractive imaging to study the structure of a single Rice dwarf virus. The CXI instrument at the Linac coherent light source focuses 1012 photons into a nanometer-sized area. Here the X-rays scatter of a single virus particle and create a snapshot of the virus. The acquired dataset of this study has been published in Nature scientific data, that allows access to the actual dataset. The publication yields information on how to access the data and background information as well. This result comes out of a large collaboration, the Single particle initiative, where scientists from around the world have united to pull on one string and push the method of Single particle imaging to the next level.

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  • Dual crystal x-ray spectrometer at 1.8 keV for high repetition-rate single-photon counting spectroscopy experiments

    dual crystal spectrometer Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 11
    E.J. Gamboa, B. Bachmann, D. Kraus, M.J. MacDonald, M. Bucher, S. Carron, R.N. Coffee, R.P. Drake, J. Emig, K.R. Ferguson, L.B. Fletcher, S.H. Glenzer, T. Gorkhover, S.P. Hau-Riege, J. Krzywinski, A.L. Levitan, K.-H. Meiwes-Broer, T. Osipov, T. Pardini, C. Peltz, S. Skruszewicz, C. Bostedt, T. Fennel and T. Döppner
    Published 22 August 2016

  • Hetero-site-specific X-ray pump-probe spectroscopy for femtosecond intramolecular dynamics

    ncomms11652 f1Nature Communications 7, Article number: 11652
    A. Picón, C. S. Lehmann, C. Bostedt, A. Rudenko, A. Marinelli, T. Osipov, D. Rolles, N. Berrah, C. Bomme, M. Bucher, G. Doumy, B. Erk, K. R. Ferguson, T. Gorkhover, P. J. Ho, E. P. Kanter, B. Krässig, J. Krzywinski, A. A. Lutman, A. M. March, D. Moonshiram, D. Ray, L. Young, S. T. Pratt & S. H. Southworth
    Published 23 May 2016

  • Measurement of high-dynamic range x-ray Thomson scattering spectra for the characterization of nano-plasmas at LCLS

    Thomson Scattering MacDonaldRev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 11E709
    M. J. MacDonald, T. Gorkhover, B. Bachmann, M. Bucher, S. Carron, R. N. Coffee, R. P. Drake, K. R. Ferguson, L. B. Fletcher, E. J. Gamboa, S. H. Glenzer, S. Göde, S. P. Hau-Riege, D. Kraus, J. Krzywinski, A. L. Levitan, K.-H. Meiwes-Broer, C. P. O’Grady, T. Osipov, T. Pardini, C. Peltz, S. Skruszewicz, M. Swiggers, C. Bostedt, T. Fennel, and T. Döppner
    Published 8 August 2016
  • Probing X-ray induced dynamics of molecules

    ncomms11652 f1I'm pleased to announce that my collaborator Antonio Picon has published his most recent results in Nature Communications. He uses an X-ray pump – X-ray probe concept to induce X-ray dynamics and subsequently probe them. It is one of the first experiments of its kind and uses the free electron laser at Stanford University to investigate ultrafast dynamics in molecules that happen on a femtosecond timescale. Experiments of this kind could be used in the future to better understand chemical reactions and to better understand how light interacts with matter. Particularly on ultrafast time scales.

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  • Publications

    Please, have a look at a selected list of publications I have worked on. A full list of publications can be found on my Google Scholar profile.

  • Shapes of rotating superfluid helium nanodroplets

    Classical stability versus quantum vorticiesPhys. Rev. B 95, 064510
    Charles Bernando, Rico Mayro P. Tanyag, Curtis Jones, Camila Bacellar, Maximilian Bucher, Ken R. Ferguson, Daniela Rupp, Michael Ziemkiewicz, Luis F. Gomez, Adam S. Chatterley, Tais Gorkhover, Maria Mueller, John Bozek, Sebastian Carron, Justin Kwok, Samuel L. Butler, Thomas Moeller, Christoph Bostedt, Oliver Gessner, and Andrey F. Vilesov
    Published 16 February 2017

  • The Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source

    amo figJ. Synchrotron Rad. (2015). 22, 492-497
    K. R. Ferguson, M. Bucher, J. D. Bozek, S. Carron, J.-C. Castagna, R. Coffee, G. I. Curiel, M. Holmes, J. Krzywinski, M. Messerschmidt, M. Minitti, A. Mitra, S. Moeller, P. Noonan, T. Osipov, S. Schorb, M. Swiggers, A. Wallace, J. Yin and C. Bostedt
    Published 17 April 2015

  • Thermal phase transitions for Dicke-type models in the ultrastrong-coupling limit

    dicke paper Phys. Rev. E 86, 012101
    M. Aparicio Alcalde, M. Bucher, C. Emary, and T. Brandes
    Published 18 July 2012

  • Transient lattice contraction in the solid-to-plasma transition

    ken science 2016Sci. Adv. 2016; 2 : e1500837
    Ken R. Ferguson, Maximilian Bucher, Tais Gorkhover, Sébastien Boutet, Hironobu Fukuzawa, Jason E. Koglin, Yoshiaki Kumagai, Alberto Lutman, Agostino Marinelli, Marc Messerschmidt, Kiyonobu Nagaya, Jim Turner, Kiyoshi Ueda, Garth J. Williams, Philip H. Bucksbaum and Christoph Bostedt
    Published 29 January 2016

  • Ultrafast x-ray-induced nuclear dynamics in diatomic molecules

    PRA Picon 2016 07This is a similar study to our work published in Nature Communications earlier this year. Here, we investigate diatomic molecules and use a two-color X-ray pump–X-ray probe approach. The pump pulse arrives first and induces dynamics, whereas the probe pulse arrives at a certain time delay and allows us to look at the induced dynamics. Theoretic predictions align well with the observed dynamics, such that we establish a microscopic understanding of the processes. The work has been mainly driven by A. Picon and C.S. Lehmann, whom I particularly congratulate to this paper. Please find more at.

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