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SPECIAL AMO/QO Pizza Seminar

"X-rays in the Quantum World: From Nanomagnetism to Quantum Optics"

Dr. Ralf Röhlsberger
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg


The enormous brilliance of x-rays delivered by modern synchrotron radiation sources and x-ray lasers opens new avenues for fundamental and applied research in the natural sciences. Sub-micron focusing of hard x-rays can be combined with sub-nanosecond time resolution and sub-meV energy resolution to study spatio-temporal processes in unprecedented detail. In this talk I will illustrate some of these experimental possibilities that range from observing the growth of magnetic nanoparticles, the formation of novel magnetic spin structures in thin films and multilayers all the way to the formation of new research fields like quantum optics with atomic nuclei.

Monday, September 30, 2013
IQSE 578, 12:30 noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Pizza, salad, and soda to be served at 12:00 noon)

Host: Dr. Marlan O. Scully