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Molecular Electron Dynamics investigated by IntensE Fields and Attosecond Pulses

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.

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 (11)

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FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 448,44

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 221 525,76

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

AMPLITUDE TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 496 542,80

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 255 852,86

HIGH Q LASER GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 248 824,80

FEMTOLASERS PRODUKTIONS GMBH

Austria

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 318 443,28

Partners (8)

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TRUMPF SCIENTIFIC LASERS GMBH + COKG

EXCITE YOUTH FOR ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

FONDAZIONE MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLA SCIENZA E DELLA TECNOLOGIA LEONARDO DA VINCI

VENTEON Laser Technologies GmbH

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

COSTRUZIONI APPARECCHIATURE ELETTRONICHE NUCLEARI CAEN SPA

PHOTEK LIMITED

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641789

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 896 490,22

  • EU contribution

    € 3 896 490,22

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy