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Publication Detail / Abstract

M. Buzzi , M. Först, A. Cavalleri

Measuring non-equilibrium dynamics in complex solids with ultrashort X-ray pulses

published on Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A on April 1, 2019
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Strong interactions between electrons give rise to the complexity of quantum materials, which exhibit exotic functional properties and extreme susceptibility to external perturbations. A growing research trend involves the study of these materials away from equilibrium, especially in cases in which the stimulation with optical pulses can coherently enhance cooperative orders. Time-resolved X-ray probes are integral to this type of research, as they can be used to track atomic and electronic structures as they evolve on ultrafast timescales. Here, we review a series of recent experiments where femtosecond X-ray diffraction was used to measure dynamics of complex solids.

This article is part of the theme issue ‘Measurement of ultrafast electronic and structural dynamics with X-rays’.

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