THz Structural Dynamics
Research Group Sebastian Maehrlein
THz Structural Dynamics
Research Group Sebastian Maehrlein
THz Structural Dynamics
Research Group Sebastian Maehrlein

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Welcome to the THz Structural Dynamics group …

    We, the team of the new THz structural dynamics group, are obviously fascinated about structural dynamics. Why that? Material properties and chemical reactions are fundamentally determined by the spatial arrangement of atoms, ions or molecules. If we can modulate or change this spatial structure on ultrafast time scales, we can control properties on demand or even discover new material features. For this, we generate highly intense and phase stable laser pulses in the THz and midinfrared spectral range, which enable us to coherently drive specific structural dynamics on their fundamental time and energy scales. Furthermore, we want to explore tailored lattice trajectories, which may help to steer solids into hidden states. Currently, we are focusing on phonon anharmonicities, molecular orientations in solids and dynamically disordered systems.

    Feel free to roam through our fields of research, follow us @sfmaehrlein or contact us any time.

    Latest news …

    Starting off in the labs
    Jun 2020
    Starting off the labs during Covid19-times is not a trivial task. Nevertheless, we are managing to ramp up the labs supported by an excellent FHI infrastructure and strict personal protection strategies. Thanks a lot for all the help by the Physical Chemistry department’s technical and administrative staff.