Software developer for LiMatI wanted

A central task within the Collaborative Research Center 1477 LiMatI at the Institute of Physics is the development, implementation and maintenance of a virtual research environment, based on existing software and hardware infrastructure at the University of Rostock.  For this purpose we are looking for a highly motivated, motivated, curious, resilient, competent and experienced software developer.

Dienstbier et al., Nature 616 (2023)


Controlled tunneling

How short can the time window be in which electrons can be released from metals under the control of a light field? Researchers of LiMatI project S05 were able to answer this question, which is essential for future electronic circuits, in a collaborative experimental and theoretical study together with scientists from Erlangen and Konstanz with the help of a trick. By means of an extremely precisely adjustable superposition of two different laser fields, we have succeeded for the first time in measuring the tunneling of electrons from metals down to a few tens of attoseconds and in controlling the ultrafast electronic quantum dynamics. The findings could enable electronic signal processing that is up to a million times faster than current technology and were recently published (Dienstbier et al., Nature 616, 702-706 (2023)).

Kim et al., Nature 613 (2023)


Electrons in the fast lane

Within LiMatI project S05 a study on the generation and measurement of the shortest electron pulse to date was published in Nature (Kim et al., Nature 613, 662-666 (2023)). The pulse was generated using lasers to release electrons from a tiny metal tip and lasted only 53 attoseconds, that is 53 billionths of a billionth of a second. The study sets a new speed record in man-made control of electric currents in solid materials and opens new possibilities for improving the performance of electronics and information technologies, as well as for developing new scientific methods for visualizing phenomena in the microcosm at ultimate speeds.



LiMatI Summer School 2022 finished

From September 12 to 14, 2022, the first LiMatI Summer School took place at the Institute of Physics of the University of Rostock. In lectures and hands-on tutorials, especially interested master students, PhD students and PostDocs could learn basic skills for research in the SFB LiMatI (from exfoliation of 2D materials to numerical solution of Maxwell's equations). We thank all visitors for their participation!


Talk: Prof. Stefanie Tschierlei

On Friday, July 8, 2022 at 2 pm, Prof. Stefanie Tschierlei (TU Braunschweig) gave a talk on the topic:

CO2 light activation - is it possible?

The talk took place within the joint CRC 1270 ELAINE and CRC 1477 LiMaI lecture series "Women in Natural Sciences and (Bio-)Engineering". 

We thank all visitors for their participation!


Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Mette Gaarde

On Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 4:15 pm, Prof. Dr. Mette Gaarde (Louisiana State University, USA) gave a talk at the Doctoral Seminar on the topic:

High-harmonic spectroscopy in 2D and 3D systems: real-space and momentum-space images

We thank all participants!



Collaborative Research Center 1477 LiMatI approved

At its meeting on November 24, 2021, the German Research Foundation (DFG) approved the establishment of the new Collaborative Research Center 1477 LiMatI (Light-Matter Interactions at Interfaces) at the University of Rostock.