Edwin
Kukk
Professor, Materials Research Laboratory
Professor, Head of Materials Research Laboratory

Contact

+358 29 450 4281
+358 50 339 6892
Vesilinnantie 5
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Synchrotron radiation
free-electron-lasers
ion mass spectroscopy
electron spectroscopy
coincidence spectroscopy
molecular dynamics
photoionization
photodissociation
ultrafast processes
femtochemistry
radiation damage
molecular structure;

Research

My research is focussed on fundamental studies of the interaction of small quantum systems (such as molecules, multimers of biomolecules, small clusters) with light -- x-rays and ionizing UV radiation.The ultrafast processes that occur in the femtosecond-scale following the absorption of energy are the key for understanding many phenomena such as radiation damage in DNA and other biomolecules, light-activated processes (such as vision or many catalytic processes) but also the action and efficiency of radiosensitizing agents in cancer therapy.

Our research is based on advanced spectroscopic methods such as multiparticle coincidence spectroscopy, actively utilizing large international infrastructures: SACLA free-electron laser in Japan,  EuXFEL in Germany, MAX-IV synchrotron in Sweden. We are also active in designing and building new instruments for these facilities. The research is carried out withing the framework of large international collaborations, closely involving also theoretical calculations and modeling.

Publications

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Real-time observation of X-ray-induced intramolecular and interatomic electronic decay in CH2I2 (2019)

Nature Communications
Hironobu Fukuzawa, Tsukasa Takanashi, Edwin Kukk, Koji Motomura, Shin-ichi Wada, Kiyonobu Nagaya, Yuta Ito, Toshiyuki Nishiyama, Christophe Nicolas, Yoshiaki Kumagai, Denys Iablonskyi, Subhendu Mondal, Tetsuya Tachibana, Daehyun You, Syuhei Yamada, Yuta Sakakibara, Kazuki Asa, Yuhiro Sato, Tsukasa Sakai, Kenji Matsunami, Takayuki Umemoto, Kango Kariyazono, Shinji Kajimoto, Hikaru Sotome, Per Johnsson, Markus S. Schöffler, Gregor Kastirke, Kuno Kooser, Xiao-Jing Liu, Theodor Asavei, Liviu Neagu, Serguei Molodtsov, Kohei Ochiai, Manabu Kanno, Kaoru Yamazaki, Shigeki Owada, Kanade Ogawa, Tetsuo Katayama, Tadashi Togashi, Kensuke Tono, Makina Yabashi, Aryya Ghosh, Kirill Gokhberg, Lorenz S. Cederbaum, Alexander I. Kuleff, Hiroshi Fukumura, Naoki Kishimoto, Artem Rudenko, Catalin Miron, Hirohiko Kono, Kiyoshi Ueda
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Roadmap on photonic, electronic and atomic collision physics: I. Light-matter interaction (2019)

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Ueda K, Sokell E, Schippers S, Aumayr F, Sadeghpour H, Burgdorfer J, Lemell C, Tong XM, Pfeifer T, Calegari F, Palacios A, Martin F, Corkum P, Sansone G, Gryzlova EV, Grum-Grzhimailo AN, Piancastelli MN, Weber PM, Steinle T, Amini K, Biegert J, Berrah N, Kukk E, Santra R, Muller A, Dowek D, Lucchese RR, McCurdy CW, Bolognesi P, Avaldi L, Jahnke T, Schoffler MS, Dorner R, Mairesse Y, Nahon L, Smirnova O, Schlatholter T, Campbell EEB, Rost JM, Meyer M, Tanaka KA
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Photo-ionization and fragmentation of Sc3N@C-80 following excitation above the Sc K-edge (2019)

Journal of Chemical Physics
Razib Obaid, Kirsten Schnorr, Thomas J. A. Wolf, Tsukasa Takanashi, Nora G. Kling, Kuno Kooser, Kiyonobu Nagaya, Shin-ichi Wada, Li Fang, Sven Augustin, Daehyun You, Eleanor E. B. Campbell, Hironobu Fukuzawa, Claus P. Schulz, Kiyoshi Ueda, Pascal Lablanquie, Thomas Pfeifer, Edwin Kukk, Nora Berrah
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Intense Laser Fields (2019)

Physical Review Letters
Nishiyama T, Kumagai Y, Niozu A, Fukuzawa H, Motomura K, Bucher M, Ito Y, Takanashi T, Asa K, Sato Y, You D, Li YW, Ono T, Kukk E, Miron C, Neagu L, Callegari C, Di Fraia M, Rossi G, Galli DE, Pincelli T, Colombo A, Kameshima T, Joti Y, Hatsui T, Owada S, Katayama T, Togashi T, Tono K, Yabashi M, Matsuda K, Bostedt C, Nagaya K, Ueda K, Ueda K
(A2 Katsausartikkeli tieteellisessä aikauslehdessä)