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Angular studies of photoelectrons in innovative research environments

Objective

In the ASPIRE project, whose academic and industrial beneficiaries are world leading in their complementary fields of expertise, the overarching research goal is the measurement of photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) in the “molecular frame” (MF) of systems of biological relevance. These MF-PADs can be interpreted as electron diffraction patterns, achieved by “illuminating the molecule from within”, and enable the shapes and motions of individual molecules to be interrogated. Such knowledge is needed for the development of new medicines (the shapes of drug molecules dictate their function) and new materials (efficient solar cells can be constructed if energy dissipation processes in molecules are understood). Progress in this area is highly technologically driven, requiring high repetition rate, short wavelength light sources and fast detectors. The input of private sector beneficiaries is therefore critical to the scientific objectives, as well as to the enhanced training environment. Work packages on advanced light source and detector developments will feed into the overall goal through secondments, regular virtual meetings and face-to-face network meetings. The symbiosis of the developments that will take place in ASPIRE will create a research and training environment that is world-leading and optimally tailored to capitalise, for example, on the investment that has been made in the European XFEL facility. The ESRs will be trained in world-leading laboratories and will benefit from the exchange of best practice among beneficiaries and partners, and from unique training events. ASPIRE will therefore ensure that European research remains competitive in the global market, and that the trained researchers will be uniquely well-placed to contribute to the development of novel instrumentation in the future.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biological behavioural sciences/ethology/biological interaction

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (8)

ROENTDEK - HANDELS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Im Vogelshaag 8
65779 Kelkheim Taunus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHOTEK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Castleham Road 26
TN38 9NS East Sussex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

CRONOLOGIC GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Jahnstrasse 12
60318 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMPLITUDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
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)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KORE TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bartholomews Walk 5 Cambridgeshire
CB7 4EA Ely
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)