Swiss Light Source

Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation

The scientific activity at the beamline is focussed on reactions and species relevant to low temperature combustion. Laser spectroscopy and time-of-flight mass spectrometry have been applied as means to characterize short-lived intermediate compounds that govern ignition. Expanding the scope of our work, we will use synchrotron radiation in the VUV range for state-selective ionization and dissociation. The tunability of synchrotron light makes it a versatile tool for the mapping of potential energy surfaces.

Beamline Energy Resolution
3 [meV] @ 15 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
5 - 100 [eV]
Max Flux On Sample
1 * 1013 [ph/s]
Andras Boedi
Patrick Hemberger
Emission or Reflection
  • Time-resolved studies
Ion Spectroscopy
  • Ion imaging
  • Mass spectrometry
Photoelectron emission
  • Angular Resolved PES
  • UPS
  • Other - Chemistry
  • Other - Energy
  • Astronomy/Astrophysics/Astroparticles
  • Atomic & molecular physics
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • tbd
Data Output Type
  • tbd
Data Output Format
  • tbd