Ultrafast Dynamics Group, Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer

Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel


In our research we address ultrafast processes of solids, surfaces and interfaces. Current topics of interest are surface plasmonic systems, adsorbate-surface interactions and nonequilibrium processes in correlated materials. For this we develop and employ time-resolved photoemission techniques, such as time-resolved two-photon photoemission, time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy with interferometric resolution and time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy.

Research topics of current projects

Ultrafast Plasmonics

  • Ultrafast Nanooptics with Surface Plasmon Polaritons
  • Plasmonic Waveguiding in Metal-Organic Hybrid Systems

Electronic Excitations at Surfaces and Interfaces

  • Carrier-Dynamics in Graphite-based Materials
  • Adsorbate-Surface Interactions

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Correlated Materials

  • Melting Dynamics in Charge-Density Wave Materials
  • Ultrafast Processes in Unconventional Superconductors