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The newly established research group will combine ultrafast laser techniques with ion beam technology to investigate ultrafast processes in solid surfaces, which are induced by an ion impact. One major part of the efforts is the development of a pulsed, laser-driven ion source which delivers pulses as short as 1ps. The group is lead by Dr. Richard A. Wilhelm and funded through the START prize of FWF.

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There are several PhD positions available for excellent students. We also offer Master, Bachelor, and Project Thesis options in the group. Please contact [email address: lastname @ this server · enable javascript to see it] for detailed information.



HZDR Successful beamtime at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. Anna and Richard went to the HZDR to perform Medium Energy Ion Transmission (MEIT) of light ions through 2D materials taking full advantage of the high energy resolution of a toroidal energy analyzer.


ICPEAC Roadmap for research on heavy particle collisions published. This Roadmap points towards future developments in the field and specifically names time-resolved ion scattering as one major development to be expected in the near future. We are part of it!


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Poster Prize for Anna at the ICPEAC2019 conference! This conference has about 600 participants and Anna was awarded for her poster on 'The role of contaminations on the interaction of highly charged ions with 2D materials'. Congratulations, Anna!


The project is supported by FWF START (Y 1174-N36) and by TU Wien (Innovative Projects).


J. Schwestka, A. Niggas, S. Creutzburg, R. Kozubek, R. Heller, M. Schleberger, R.A. Wilhelm, and F. Aumayr
Charge-exchange-driven low-energy electron splash induced by heavy ion impact on condensed matter
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10 (2019) 4805 - 4811

R.A. Wilhelm and P.L. Grande
Unraveling energy loss processes of low energy heavy ions in 2D materials
Communications Physics 2 (2019) 89

F. Aumayr, K. Ueda, E. Sokell, S. Schippers, H. Sadeghpour, F. Merkt, T. Gallagher, B. Dunning, P. Scheier, O. Echt, T Kirchner, S. Fritzsche, A. Surzhykov, X. Ma, R. Rivarola, O. Fojon, L. Tribedi, E. Lamour, J.R. Crespo López-Urrutia, Y.A. Litvinov, V. Shabaev, H. Cederquist, H. Zettergren, M. Schleberger, R.A. Wilhelm, T. Azuma, P. Boduch, H.T. Schmidt, T. Stöhlker
Roadmap on photonic, electronic and atomic collision physics: III. Heavy particles: with zero to relativistic speeds
Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 52 (2019) 171003

R.A. Wilhelm, E. Gruber, J. Schwestka, R. Kozubek, T.I. Madeira, J.P. Marques, J. Kobus, A.V. Krasheninnikov, M. Schleberger, and F. Aumayr
Interatomic coulombic decay - the mechanism for rapid de-excitation of hollow atoms
Physical Review Letters 119 (2017) 103401 PDF

E. Gruber, R.A. Wilhelm, R. Pétuya, V. Smejkal, R. Kozubek, A. Hierzenberger, B.C. Bayer, I. Aldazabal, A.K. Kazansky, F. Libisch, A.V. Krasheninnikov, M. Schleberger, S. Facsko, A.G. Borissov, A. Arnau, and F. Aumayr
Ultrafast electronic response of graphene to a strong and localized electric field
Nature Communications 7 (2016) 13948 PDF

R.A. Wilhelm, E, Gruber, R. Ritter, R. Heller, S. Facsko, and F. Aumayr
Charge exchange and energy loss of slow highly charged ions in 1 nm thick carbon nanomembranes
Physical Review Letters 112 (2014) 153201 PDF

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