Ultrafast dynamics of quantum materials at Furka endstation
Introduce: Selene MOR, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Dr. Elia RAZZOLI, Paul Scherrer Institute Zürich (Switzerland)
Over the last few years Free Electrons Lasers (FEL) have developed as a powerful tool to perform ultrafast spectroscopy in the XUV, Soft- and Hard- X-ray. The soft X-ray branch of SwissFEL, called Athos, will be ready for user operation in the second half of 2021 and will includes an innovative layout aiming to go beyond the standard self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) operation. In this talk, after introducing the various unique operation modes of Athos, I will focus on the description of its condensed matter experimental endstation, which is named Furka. Furka will be dedicated to time-resolved X-ray absorption (TR-XAS), resonant X-Ray diffraction (TR-RXRD) and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (TR-RIXS) experiments to study correlated and quantum materials. In particular, the new scientific opportunities opened by high-energy resolution tr-RIXS experiments at Furka will be discussed.