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Angular studies of photoelectrons in innovative research environments

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.
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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)

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ROENTDEK - HANDELS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

PHOTEK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

Partners (6)

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Cronologic Gmbh

AMPLITUDE TECHNOLOGIES SA

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

KORE TECHNOLOGY LTD

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 674960

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 180 705,84

  • EU contribution

    € 3 180 705,84

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom