Materials and Quantum Beam Science, M-QuBS, focuses on the exploitation of synchrotron radiation and neutron beams for the investigation and advancement of modern materials. Both synchrotron and neutron facilities are the top-end large user-facilities ranging from hundreds of meters to kilometers in size and hosting between 10 and 50 beamlines – the end stations. Access to those facilities is very competitive by research proposals and a beam time values between $25,000 and $50,000. We use the leading facilities world-wide, including ESRF, SPring-8, APS, DESY, DIAMOND for synchrotrons and ANSTO, ILL, J-PARC, FRM-II for neutrons. China establishes world-competitive sources, like SSRF, CSNS and HEPS to which we have strong contacts for collaborative student projects. Quantum Beam Science is to be understood for radiation to probe or influence matter and materials.
The main focus of the Liss Group divides into three research lines in which we excel and train graduate students to world experts in their field, namely: