ISMO (Paris, France)

Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, Paris, France

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ISMO is a joint research unit of CNRS and Université Paris-Sud / Paris-Saclay, located in the campus of the Faculty of Sciences, Orsay, France. ISMO performs theoretical and experimental research on systems ranging from atoms, plasmas, molecules, nano-objects and molecular films, living cells and tissues. Experimental tools include a wide variety of light sources, from nanosecond to femtosecond lasers implemented at ISMO, as well as external facilities providing ultra-intense lasers, synchrotron light, X-ray free electron lasers, or advanced coherent X-ray sources. ISMO leads the development of sometimes unique instrumentation (spectrometers, time-position sensitive detectors, interferometers, super-resolved microscopes, ...) and advanced techniques made available to users, with applications to astrophysics, environment, biology or biomedicine.

Excellence: Supercritical angle florescence microscopy, fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy. Photoionization dynamics, electron-ion coincidence momentum spectroscopy, molecular frame photoemission, ultrafast spectroscopy in molecular photodynamics. Characterization of temporal/spectral properties of intense, coherent ultrashort X-ray pulses. IR multidimensional spectroscopy, IR and UV-visible spectroscopy, photodynamics.


ISMO, Bât 350 Université Paris-Sud, Faculté des Sciences
91405 Orsay Cedex
Tel: +33 1 69 15 76 17