Ultra uses a combination of laser, detector and sample manipulation technology to study molecular dynamics (on the femtosecond to microsecond timescales) to address scientific problems in the physical and life sciences. A range of ultrafast light sources provide unprecedented flexibility to combine multiple beams, multiple colours (UV to mid-IR), mixed timing patterns (fs-µs) and pulse length (20 fs, 50 fs, 120 fs, 2-3 ps, 0.8 ns, 6 ns and continuous wave). Ultra is one of the world’s most sensitive time-resolved spectrometers and is used to investigate dynamics of complex biological systems such as proteins.
A comprehensive range of diagnostic instrumentation and techniques are available.
The current user schedule for the Ultra facility can be viewed here.