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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Performance and characterization of the FinEsuseAMS beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory (2021)

Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
Chernenko K, Kivimäki A, Pärna R, Wang WM, Sankari R, Leandersson M, Tarawneh H, Pankratov V, Kook M, Kukk E, Reisberg L, Urpelainen S, Käämbre T, Siewert F, Gwalt G, Sokolov A, Lemke S, Alimov S, Knedel J, Kutz O, Seliger T, Valden M, Hirsimäki M, Kirm M, Huttula M
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

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.
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Suppression of thermal nanoplasma emission in clusters strongly ionized by hard x-rays (2021)

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Kumagai Y, Jurek Z, Xu WQ, Saxena V, Fukuzawa H, Motomura K, Iablonskyi D, Nagaya K, Wada SI, Ito Y, Takanashi T, Yamada S, Sakakibara Y, Hiraki TN, Umemoto T, Patanen M, Bozek JD, Dancus I, Cernaianu M, Miron C, Bauer T, Mucke M, Kukk E, Owada S, Togashi T, Tono K, Yabashi M, Son SK, Ziaja B, Santra R, Ueda K, Ueda K
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Resonance-Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization in the X-Ray Regime (2021)

Physical Review Letters
LaForge Aaron C., Son Sang-Kil, Mishra Debadarshini, Ilchen Markus, Duncanson Stephen, Eronen Eemeli, Kukk Edwin, Wirok-Stoletow Stanislaw, Kolbasova Daria, Walter Peter, Boll Rebecca, De Fanis Alberto, Meyer Michael, Ovcharenko Yevheniy, Rivas Daniel E., Schmidt Philipp, Usenko Sergey, Santra Robin, Berrah Nora
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Multi-channel photodissociation and XUV-induced charge transfer dynamics in strong-field-ionized methyl iodide studied with time-resolved recoil-frame covariance imaging (2021)

Faraday Discussions
Allum Felix, Anders Nils, Brouard Mark, Bucksbaum Phil H, Burt Michael, Downes-Ward Briony, Grundmann Sven, Harries James, Ishimura Yudai, Iwayama Hiroshi, Kaiser Leon, Kukk Edwin, Lee Jason WL, Liu Xiaojing, Minns Russell S, Nagaya Kiyonobu, Niozu Akinobu, Niskanen Johannes, O'Neal Jordan T, Owada Shigeki, Pickering James, Rolles Daniel, Rudenko Artem, Saito Shu, Ueda Kiyoshi, Vallance Claire, Werby Nicholas, Woodhouse Joanne, You Daehyun, Ziaee Farzaneh, Driver Taran, Forbes Ruaridh
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)