IV. New Science in the VUV to Soft X-Ray Domain

held March 16-18, 2005 at DESY, Hamburg

With the availability of the first FEL for the VUV to soft X-ray spectral domain it will become possible for the first time to use SASE FELs for scientific user experiments in the wavelength domain of 6-60 nm and beyond. This facility will not only open the door to new science, it will further provide the testbed for future facilities aiming for even shorter wavelength.
The course summarises information about sources for VUV to soft X-ray high brilliance radiation. Specific properties of FEL radiation and important aspects of experiments using FEL sources based on the SASE scheme, photon beam diagnostics and instrumentation will be reviewed. Scientific applications from a wide range of fields that have been proposed for the VUV-FEL will be discussed.

Topics of the course

  • State-of-the-art Sources, Techniques and Applications
  • Scientific Applications for Atoms, Ions, Clusters and Plasmas
  • Solid-State and Surface Science Applications


S. Düsterer (DESY, Hamburg GER)
M. Fajardo (IST, Lisbon POR)
J. Feldhaus (DESY, Hamburg GER)
L. Kipp (University Kiel, GER)
M. Marsi (ELETTRA, Trieste ITA)
M. Meyer (LURE, Orsay FRA)
R. Moshammer (MPI Kernphysik, Heidelberg GER)
J.-E. Rubensson (University Uppsala, SWE)
K. Starke (FU Berlin, GER)
J. Tiggesbäumker (University Rostock, GER)
J. Tisch (Imperial College, London UK)
W. Wurth (University Hamburg, GER)

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Scientific chairs

M. Meyer (LURE), J. Feldhaus (DESY)


This work is supported by the European Community - Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" Programme through the contract "Integrating Activity on Synchroton and Free Electron Laser Science" RII3-CT-2004-506008.