Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL)


Prof. Laura Heyderman, Chair of Mesoscopic Systems, would like to use the Swiss Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL) to study ultra-fast processes in magnets on the micrometer and nanometer scale and get to the bottom of phenomena that occur during phase transitions.

Prof. Laura Heyderman

Prof. Laura Heyderman explains: "These findings could help us to develop new magnetic materials for use in more powerful storage media.”

The SwissFEL was put into operation at the PSI on the 5th of December. ETH researchers are among those expecting to use the system to gain insights into hitherto hidden processes at the molecular and atomic level.

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