Vapor phase – gases and liquids 

In order to understand the interaction of radiation with matter and the structure of solids at a microscopic level the starting point is to study single atoms and molecules. The investigation of these relatively simple systems can provide information that can be utilized to gain insight into more complex systems such as macromolecules, adsorbates, clusters, solids and their interfaces. FinEstBeAMS is dedicated for vapor phase research.

At FinEstBeAMS it is possible to investigate:

  • Free atoms, molecules and clusters
  • Atmospheric molecules and clusters
  • Metal clusters and nanoparticles
  • Industrially and biologically important molecules
  • Reaction chemistry and radicals
  • Fundamental molecular dynamics
  • UV and soft X-ray induced photochemistry
  • Investigation of ionic liquids


The main investigation tool is Photoelectron photoion coincidence spectroscopy.


Atmospheric research

FinEstBeAMS warmly welcomes the atmospheric research community, offering a range of possibilities suitable for aerosol, nanoparticle, liquid and gas-phase samples. Planned permanent setups include electron energy analyzer and time of flight mass spectrometer. In addition, the gases and liquids – endstation is highly flexible and allows for temporary implementation of a wide range of users’ own sample generation and analysis setups, either in parallel or replacing permanent setup. FinEstBeAMS is actively engaged in the NORDSTAR research community, to develop new possibilities for using synchrotron based spectroscopies in atmospherically relevant studies. For more information, please contact Nonne Prisle, NORDSTAR coordinator and spokesperson for atmospheric research at FinEstBeAMS.


Photoluminescence – investigations of band structure

Band structure of materials will determine its properties. In order to predict the properties of different functional materials and to develop novel devices, intensive investigation of luminescent materials is needed in order to improve our life style.

At FinEstBeAMS it is possible to investigate:

  • Time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy in solids
  • Pump-probe optical spectroscopy in solids
  • Radiation effects and defects in solids


The main investigation tool is IR, Vis, UV photoluminescence spectroscopy.


Solid surfaces and interfaces

The surface, the outermost layers of the solid and the interface, the boundary between the two phases or matter, are important subjects of physics and chemistry, since in many cases they determine the performance of devices. For example, a better understanding of catalysis, semiconductor electronics devices, super-capacitors, energy storage and producer devices are needed in order to improve their performance and thus our lifestyle.

At FinEstBeAMS it is possible to investigate:

  • Solid surfaces
  • Nanomaterials
  • Solid-molecule interfaces
  • Nanoscale physicochemical phenomena
  • Investigation of functional (e.g. biofunctional, photonic, and catalytic) nanostructures


The main investigation tools will be Vacuum Ultraviolet, X-ray Photoelectron and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy.