Issue 27 of the Laserlab Newsletter published

Issue 27 of the Laserlab Newsletter is now available.


In this issue:


  • Lasers and water pollution: detecting environmental microplastics (LaserLaB Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Solvation structure and ultrafast motions of hydrated excess protons (MBI, Germany)
  • Chemistry in ultracold interstellar space: complex behaviour of acids (FELIX, The Netherlands)
  • When light meets water: a splash rather than a dip (CLL, Portugal)
  • Monitoring water quality using endogenous fluorescence of algae (ILC, Slovakia)
  • Two types of water revealed by ultrafast spectroscopy (LENS, Italy)


  • Graphene gives boost to future terahertz cameras
  • Thin films analysed with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • FET Open projects on fibre lasers and ultrafast electronics
  • Radiation from the quantum vacuum
  • Accelerator ring for matter waves


ERC Advanced Grants for Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO), Thomas Elsaesser (MBI), Theo Kitsopoulos (IESL-FORTH), Antonio Acín (ICFO) and Jens Limpert (HIJ).

Laserlab ERC start-ups: Quside Technologies, NIREOS and Sphere Ultrafast Photonics.

ACCESS HIGHLIGHT AT IESL-FORTH: Micro-LIBS imaging of mollusc shells: a window to the past

In a recent article in Scientific Reports, resulting from a Laserlab-Europe transnational access project, scientists at IESL-FORTH, collaborating with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the School of Geography, University of Melbourne, have shown that LIBS microscopy enables extensive elemental mapping of mollusc shells, providing an insight into the rich environmental archives contained in such specimens.


Editorial Team:

Tom Jeltes

Daniela Stozno, Julia Michel


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