We have several x-ray imaging facilities and we use strongly synchrotron radiation in x-ray imaging with various modalities. See for instance our Microtomography blog.
Electronic structure & spectroscopy
Materials science is a research topic with utmost importance to the global society. All macroscopic and microscopic properties of materials depend on the details of their electronic structure. Examples are numerous: material properties related to energy transfer and storage, origins of superconductivity in novel materials, factors determining the photovoltaic efficiencies in new solar cells, precise geometries of aerosol particles.
Check out our latest newcomer to the toolbox: Helsinki X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy facility Hel-XAS
Our group is involved in several ongoing Academy of Finland projects:
- In situ spectroscopic and imaging studies of hierarchical structures using synchrotron radiation
We use advanced X-ray spectroscopy methods and electronic structure calculations to study the microscopic properties of matter. We work in close collaboration with synchrotron radiation laboratories worldwide.