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Ultrafast Dynamics using ATTosecond and XUV Free Electron Laser Sources

Objective

Worldwide there is great excitement about two new ultrafast XUV/x-ray sources that are presently coming available. Attosecond XUV pulses by high-harmonic generation (HHG) will now allow for the first time to “make movies” of ultrafast electron motion, and thereby to investigate photo-chemical processes beyond the Born-Oppenheimer limit. At the same time, XUV/x-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) based on self-amplification of spontaneous emission (SASE) of relativistic electrons moving through an undulator structure will allow for the first time to track structural changes in (bio-)molecules using femtosecond time-resolved x-ray diffraction. In this context, the objectives of ATTOFEL are six-fold: 1) by establishing a framework for collaborative research on attosecond science, the potential is created for major breakthroughs in our understanding of the role of ultrafast electron dynamics in atomic physics, molecular physics and materials science. 2) by bringing together groups who recently have combined research in attosecond science with research efforts at the FLASH-FEL in Hamburg, an effective channel is created for knowledge transfer between the HHG/attosecond laser community and the FEL-community, which have historically been separate. 3) a generation of young scientists is trained that can shape the future of attosecond and FEL science, or that can embark on successful careers in industry. 4) the competitive advantage that European attosecond science and European XUV/x-ray FEL facilities currently have is significantly aided. 5) the competitive position of European industrial partners in the very demanding high-end ultrafast lasers market is strengthened. 6) the structuring of the international research community in this field will be consolidated, strengthened and expanded.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/atomic physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/molecular and chemical physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 708 938,99
Administrative Contact
Marc Vrakking (Prof.)

Participants (10)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 683 302,91
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne L'huillier (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 639,59
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ferenc Krausz (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 075,90
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesca Fortunati (Dr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 319 087,30
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zinovia Papatheodorou (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 252,51
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Reams-Behboud (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 480 401,39
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 204 237,01
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katalin Geretovszkyné Varjú (Dr.)
AMPLITUDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 179 859,90
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)
Administrative Contact
Gilles Riboulet (Mr.)
FEMTOLASERS PRODUKTIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 196 233,09
Address
Kleinengerdorferstrasse 24
2100 Korneuburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irina Dirnberger (Ms.)
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Leijen (Mr.)