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Ultrafast Dynamics of Quantum Materials

Welcome

We are a new research group at Aarhus University that exploits ultra-short pulses of laser light from across the entire electromagnetic spectrum to explore and control the properties of materials. Our focus is on understanding the properties of "quantum materials", materials that show interesting and unexpected phenomena at unusually high temperatures, such as high temperature superconductivity. By using photons that range in energy from 5 meV to 15 keV we can study atomic, spin and electron dynamics on nanometer lengthscales and femtosecond timescales. Our work exploits laboratory sources of laser light, as well as the use of X-ray lasers around the world. 

Interested in joining? 

Are you interested in joining our group as a Postdoc or PhD student, or for a masters or bachelor's project? If so, contact us now to discuss the possibilities.

New pre-print

We have submitted a new pre-print on the photoinduced phase transition in V2O3. Here we show that the dynamics are governed by disorder and overdamping, rather than coherent motion, despite an ultrafast change in the potential symmetry.  

Read more here: Ultrafast loss of lattice coherence in the light-induced structural phase transition of the Mott-Insulator V2O3

01/2022

Naman Joins the group

Naman Agarwal joins the group as a post doc after completing his PhD at the european XFEL and Hamburg University.

Welcome Naman!

01/2022

Nina moves to Denmark

Nina moves from Barcelona to Aarhus to finish her PhD in Denmark. Welcome Nina!

01/2022

New Publication in Nature Communications

Our work on disorder in the ultrafast melting of orbital ordering in the manganites has been published in Nature Communications

01/2022

David Moreno Graduates

David Moreno sucessfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "The Application of Broadband Ultrafast Spectroscopy to Reveal Structural, Magnetic and Electronic Dynamics in Quantum Materials” at ICFO. 

Congratulations David!

11/2021

New publication

A technical paper on our pump-probe setup, first designed in ICFO and now up and running in Aarhus has been published in Reviews of Scientific Instruments 

10/2021

New lab ready to go

Our second lab, with a 10 kHz femtosecond Spectra Physics laser is now up and running!

10/2021