SMART-X targets three scientific objectives:
- Investigation of charge transfer dynamics in light-harvesting materials
- Investigation of topological properties of low-dimensional materials
- Development of the advanced technology needed for establishing table-top ultrafast X-Ray spectroscopy
By combining X-ray ultrafast spectroscopy with theoretical methods and state-of-the-art sample preparation facilities, the network aims at unveiling the dynamics of chemical and structural modifications occurring in materials at the ultrafast time scale. X-ray ultrafast spectroscopy can become a new paradigm for scientists involved in the field of quantum and topological matter and light-harvesting materials, such as perovskites and metal-organic frameworks, being sensitive to purely electron dynamics and to elemental contributions.