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Sep 26 – 30, 2022
European XFEL
Europe/Berlin timezone

The students will gain deeper knowledge of the structure and use of the latest generation of X-ray light sources, the Free-Electron X-ray Lasers (FEL). The FELs create X-rays with very high brilliance. The students will learn measuring methods that use ultrashort flashes of laser light in the X-ray area up to a hundred thousand times per second and with a luminosity that is several billion times higher than that of the best X-ray source of the conventional kind. Free-Electron X-ray Lasers are being used in materials research and development by catalytic, magnetic as well as biological material and hybrid structures. Various experimental methods and their specific possibilities, that can only be realised with Free-Electron X-ray Lasers, will be demonstrated and explained in detail. By means of this module students shall be enabled to incorporate the methods they have been acquainted with in this course into their later professional life when required. At the same time they gather first experiences in an international major research facility.

The lectures will be given mainly by Leading Scientists and Group Leaders of the European XFEL. The course is organized online via Zoom, the link will be forwarded to the registered participants by email after the end of the registration period on 23 September. Further details can be obtained from the Lecture Course coordinator – Prof. Dr. Serguei Molodtsov (

European XFEL
Contents: Depiction of conventional and ultra-high time-resolved spectroscopic methods and methods to determine structural properties: - Inelastic and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (IXS and RIXS) - X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (XES) - X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) - Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS and ARPES) - X-ray Microscopy - Coherent X-ray Diffraction (CDI) - Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (PCS) - X-ray Holography