Ultrafast structural dynamics of materials captured by relativistic electron bunches

Khalid M. Siddiqui, Daniel B. Durham, Frederick Cropp, Andreas Schmid, Pietro Musumeci, Andrew M. Minor, Robert A. Kaindl, Daniele Filippetto

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Ultrafast electron diffraction (UED) has become a leading technique for investigation of structural dynamics in solids providing high spatial and temporal resolutions. Radio frequency (RF) based photoinjectors providing Mega-electron-volt (MeV) scale electron beams are improving the source brightness and instrument versatility and are largely responsible for advancement of the field of structural dynamics. At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), an RF photoinjector gun for ultrafast structural studies using UED has been in development and is now producing high-quality scientific results. Here we describe some factors that enable UED of materials at LBNL and present some exemplary results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy VIII
EditorsZhiwen Liu, Demetri Psaltis, Kebin Shi
ISBN (Electronic)9781510638006
StatePublished - 2020
EventUltrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy VIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2020Sep 4 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceUltrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy VIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • HiRES
  • MeV-UED
  • Relativistic electron source
  • UED
  • Ultrafast structural dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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