X-ray Free Electron Lasers: the New frontier of Spectromicroscopy

Giorgio Margaritondo

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Born in Italy, citizen of the USA and Switzerland, honorary (retired) professor of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he formerly was institute and department director, dean of the School of Basic Sciences and Provost (Vice-president). In his 47 years of research career, he worked on semiconductors, superconductors and biological materials. He was since the 1970's a pioneer of synchrotron radiation, the scientific director of SRC-Wisconsin and of Elettra-Trieste, and the council president of a series of European integrating initiatives. Author of some 750 articles, bestselling books and book chapters. Editor-in-chief of J. Phys. D.


Many decades after the theoretical proposal of x-ray free electron lasers (X-FELs) and after solving formidable technical problems, the first machines of this class were commissioned, first in Stanford and then in several... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Giorgio Margaritondo (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))

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New instrumentation for spectroscopy and microscopy


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