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Advanced theoretical network for modeling light matter interactIon

Project description

Exploring next applications of intense laser light using theoretical modelling

Laser modification of materials is a fertile ground for the development of marketable applications. For example, intense laser pulses can be employed to create micro- and nanoscale patterns at the surface or inside materials, leading to direct applications in photonics, tribology and plasmonics. The EU-funded ATLANTIC project brings together a worldwide consortium of multidisciplinary experts who have developed a variety of mathematical descriptions of laser-matter interaction. The team aims at bridging the multiple temporal and spatial scales of the interaction by developing hybrid theoretical models and by training young generations of scientists. New understanding emerging from the project activities will directly contribute to the development of future applications in a wide range of disciplines.

Objective

The ATLANTIC project is aiming at developing a network of advanced theoretical modeling of laser-matter interaction that will foster the development of novel theories by bridging the mathematical descriptions within a consortium of scientific groups who have pioneered these formalisms. These physical models address in details the timescales from the attosecond to the microsecond and the spatial scales from the nanometer to the millimeter, providing accurate but partial predictions of experimental data in a disjoint manner. Connecting the respective formalisms of these communities will enable to address phenomena that remained unexplained so far and to achieve beyond state of art capabilities.
First activity will be directly interfacing the simulation results provided by participants using mathematical parametrizations generated from first-principle concepts to the large spatial scale models, enabling to predict the consequences of laser-triggered quantum effects within an efficient simplified formalism.
The secondment periods will be used to develop hybrid theories made possible by training research staffs and novel generations to mutually understand and contribute to the development of each others theoretical descriptions.
Interdisciplinarity is at the core of this project as it will be bridging several fields of science: ultrafast phenomena, nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, materials engineering, and laser-materials processing. Within the action, novel formalisms will be developed and emerging applications such as harmonic generation, THz wave generation, laser nanostructuring, materials functionalization, complex materials engineering, compound materials science might be further elucidated (described), and young specialists will be trained.

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Coordinator

NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 101 200,00
Address
Ulica montevideo 21
1635 Sofia
Bulgaria

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 4 600,00

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