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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/nuclear physics/nuclear fission

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32

Participants (10)

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 448,44
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 525,76
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMPLITUDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 496 542,80
Address
Rue Du Bois Chaland 2/4, Espace Du Bois Chaland
91090 Lisses
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 255 852,86
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
HIGH Q LASER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 248 824,80
Address
Feldgut 9
6830 Rankweil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 443,28
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (8)

TRUMPF SCIENTIFIC LASERS GMBH + COKG
Germany
Address
Feringastrasse 10A
85774 Unterfohring
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXCITE YOUTH FOR ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Belgium
Address
Vollezelestraat 46
1755 Gooik
Activity type
Other
FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI
Italy
Address
Via San Vittore 21
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
VENTEON Laser Technologies GmbH
Germany
Address
Hollerithallee 17
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI CAEN SPA
Italy
Address
Via Vetraia 11
55049 Viareggio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHOTEK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Castleham Road 26
TN38 9NS East Sussex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations