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Molecular Electron Dynamics investigated by IntensE Fields and Attosecond Pulses

Objective

The interaction of matter with light is one of the most fundamental processes occurring in nature with countless scientific and technological applications. In recent years, the continuing development of intense, ultrashort, coherent light sources from the mid-infrared (mid-IR) to the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) spectral range has opened new possibilities for the investigation of this interaction in new and complementary domains. In both the IR and XUV regimes, molecules and clusters of atoms interacting with light exhibit (correlated) multi-electron dynamics evolving on the few femtosecond (1 fs=10-15 s) to attosecond (1 as=10-18 s) timescale. Several experimental and theoretical investigations suggest that ultrafast multielectronic processes might be fundamental in determining the behaviour of molecules and clusters, and that understanding these phenomena might offer new perspectives on processes occurring on “slower” timescales, such as bond-breaking in complex molecules and Coulomb explosion in charged clusters.

In this context, the main objectives of the MEDEA network are:
1) to advance attosecond and femtosecond XUV spectroscopy in molecules and clusters
2) to demonstrate the feasibility of nonlinear attosecond XUV spectroscopy,
3) to obtain benchmarks for the validation of attosecond tools and femtosecond XUV pulses for the time-resolved imaging of electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules,
4) to contribute to the development of new technological solutions that will increase the competiveness of the industrial partners
5) to train a group of early stage researchers (ESRs) and contribute to their career prospects, and
6) to increase the interest of young students in the network’s core research field (Photonics) by introducing a dedicated experimental kit in several European secondary schools.

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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
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Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
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LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 527 318,64
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Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
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DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
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€ 228 448,44
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Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
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€ 221 525,76
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
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AMPLITUDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
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€ 496 542,80
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Rue Du Bois Chaland 2/4, Espace Du Bois Chaland
91090 Lisses

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
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€ 262 875,60
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
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N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
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HIGH Q LASER GMBH
Austria
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Feldgut 9
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Westösterreich Vorarlberg Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet
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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
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Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Partners (8)

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TRUMPF SCIENTIFIC LASERS GMBH + COKG
Germany
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Feringastrasse 10a
85774 Unterfohring

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
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EXCITE YOUTH FOR ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Belgium
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Vollezelestraat 46
1755 Gooik

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
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FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
Italy
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Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milano

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VENTEON Laser Technologies GmbH
Germany
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Hollerithallee 17
30419 Hannover

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
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UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
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Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI CAEN SPA
Italy
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Via Vetraia 11
55049 Viareggio

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Centro (IT) Toscana Lucca
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PHOTEK LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Castleham Road 26 St Leonards On Sea
TN38 9NS East Sussex

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex East Sussex CC
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ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
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Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
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