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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Time-resolved Imaging of Transient Charge Transfer Dynamics (2022)

International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena
Allum F., Kumagai Y., Nagaya K., Harries J., Iwayama H., Niozu A., Ashfold M., Britton M., Bucksbaum P., Brouard M., Burt M., Heathcote D., Hockett P., Howard A., Kukk E., Lee J., Liu Y., McManus J., Milesevic D., Minns R., Niskanen J., Orr-Ewing A., Rolles D., Rudenko A., Ueda K., Unwin J., Vallance C., Walmsley T., Forbes R.
(Vertaisarvioimaton konferenssijulkaisu (B3))

Ultrafast dissociation of ammonia: Auger Doppler effect and redistribution of the internal energy (2022)

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Travnikova Oksana, Kukk Edwin, Hosseini Farzad, Granroth Sari, Itälä Eero, Marchenko Tatiana, Guillemin Renaud, Ismail Iyas, Moussaoui Roba, Journel Loïc, Bozek John, Püttner Ralph, Krasnov Pavel, Kimberg Victor, Gel'mukhanov Faris, Piancastelli Maria Novella, Simon Marc
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Disentangling sequential and concerted fragmentations of molecular polycations with covariant native frame analysis (2022)

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
McManus Joseph W., Walmsley Tiffany, Nagaya Kiyonobu, Harries James R., Kumagai Yoshiaki, Iwayama Hiroshi, Ashfold, Michael N. R., Britton Mathew, Bucksbaum Philip H., Downes-Ward Briony, Driver Taran, Heathcote David, Hockett Paul, Howard, Andrew J., Kukk Edwin, Lee Jason W. L., Liu Yusong, Milesevic Dennis, Minns Russell S., Niozu Akinobu, Niskanen Johannes, Orr-Ewing Andrew J., Owada Shigeki, Rolles Daniel, Robertson Patrick A., Rudenko Artem, Ueda Kiyoshi, Unwin James, Vallance Claire, Burt Michael, Brouard Mark, Forbes Ruaridh, Allum Felix
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Crystallization kinetics of atomic crystals revealed by a single-shot and single-particle X-ray diffraction experiment (2021)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Niozu Akinobu, Kumagai Yoshiaki, Hiraki Toshiyuki Nishiyama, Fukuzawa Hironobu, Motomura Koji, Bucher Maximilian, Asa Kazuki, Sato Yuhiro, Ito Yuta, You Daehyun, Ono Taishi, Li Yiwen, Kukk Edwin, Miron Catalin, Neagu Liviu, Callegari Carlo, Di Fraia Michele, Rossi Giorgio, Galli Davide Emilio, Pincelli Tommaso, Colombo Alessandro, Owada Shigeki, Tono Kensuke, Kameshima Takashi, Joti Yasumasa, Katayama Tetsuo, Togashi Tadashi, Yabashi Makina, Matsuda Kazuhiro, Bostedt Christoph, Ueda Kiyoshi, Nagaya Kiyonobu
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Inner-shell-ionization-induced femtosecond structural dynamics of water molecules imaged at an x-ray free-electron laser (2021)

Physical Review X
Jahnke T., Guillemin R., Inhester L., Son S.-K., Kastirke G., Ilchen M., Rist J., Trabert D., Melzer N., Anders N., Mazza T., Boll R., De Fanis A., Music V., Weber Th., Weller M., Eckart S., Fehre K., Grundmann S., Hartung A., Hofmann M., Janke C., Kircher M., Nalin G., Pier A., Siebert J., Strenger N., Vela-Perez I., Baumann T. M., Grychtol P., Montano J., Ovcharenko Y., Rennhack N., Rivas D. E., Wagner R., Ziolkowski P., Schmidt P., Marchenko T., Travnikova O., Journel L., Ismail I., Kukk E., Niskanen J., Trinter F., Vozzi C., Devetta M., Stagira S., Gisselbrecht M., Jäger A. L., Li X., Malakar Y., Martins M., Feifel R., Schmidt L. Ph., Czasch A., Sansone G., Rolles D., Rudenko A., Moshammer R., Dörner R., Meyer M., Pfeifer T., Schöffler M. S., Santra R., Simon M., Piancastelli M. N.
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))