Alicia Palacios
Femto- and ATTOsecond imaging of molecular multiple ionization:
Time-Resolved Electron and Nuclear Dynamics using
free electron lasers and ultra-short pulses
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Research supported by a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant within
the 7th European Community Framework Programme
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Research Summary

The advent of ultrafast laser technology in the xuv and x-ray domains, by means of free-electron lasers and high harmonic generation, has opened the path to novel experiments at femto and attosecond time scales with direct applications on Chemistry and Atomic and Molecular Physics. These advances allow one to track in real time ultrafast electronic and nuclear dynamics induced by electromagnetic radiation. This largely unknown dynamics is at the focus of the proposal. Interpretation of ultrafast time-resolved experiments necessarily involves state-of-the-art time-dependent theoretical methods, together with advanced supercomputing resources. This remains a challenge due to the computational difficulty to include all electronic and vibrational degrees of freedom and the added complexity related to a multi-body Coulomb break up problem. ATTOTREND aims to develop a new theoretical tool based on time-dependent ab initio methods to account for the full dimensionality of the problem. Numerical methods combined with recently developed techniques to extract information from time- propagated wave-packets will be implemented. In particular, we seek to perform the first ever ab initio calculations on multiphoton double ionization of the hydrogen molecule including the dissociative channel. The second aim of this proposal is to carry out XUV attosecond pump-probe studies on molecules leading to single and double ionization. Double ionization processes are ideal to explore electron correlation and dynamics, and therefore to acquire a deeper knowledge of the basic mechanisms that governs the physics arising at the attosecond time scale. Finally, by combining these time-dependent methods with existing quantum chemistry tools, ATTOTREND also aims to explore these processes on more complex molecules of chemical interest.

People

Alicia Dr. Alicia Palacios
Marie Curie IRG Research Fellow
alicia.palacios(at)uam.es

Position: Post-doctoral fellow

Dpto. de Química, Module 13, office 307A, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 914973019
Fax: +34 914975238
Personal web site
Fernando Prof. Fernando Martín
Scientific coordinator for IRG
fernando.martin(at)uam.es

Position: Full Professor

Dpto. de Química, Module 13, office 304, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 914973019
Fax: +34 914975238
David David Ayuso
PhD student - IRG
david.ayuso(at)uam.es

Dpto. de Química, Module 13, office 306, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 914973019
Fax: +34 914975238

ATTOTREND Publications

Work and publications financially supported by ATTOTREND project (inverse chronological order):
  1. F. Calegari, D. Ayuso, A. Trabattoni, L. Belshaw, S. De Camillis, S. Anumula, F. Frassetto, L. Poletto, A. Palacios, P. Decleva, J. B. Greenwood, F. Martín and M. Nisoli
    Science 346, 336 (2014)
  2. A. Palacios, A. González-Castrillo and F. Martín
    PNAS 111, 3973 (2014)
  3. P. Ranitovic, C. W. Hogle, P. Riviere, A. Palacios, X. M. Tong, N. Toshima, A. González-Castrillo, L. Martin, F. Martín, M. M. Murnane and H. Kapteyn
    PNAS 111, 912 (2014)
  4. M. Patanen, K. Kooser, L. Argenti, D. Ayuso, M. Kimura, S. Mondal, E. Plesiat, A. Palacios, K. Sakai, O. Travnikova, P. Decleva, E. Kukk, C. Miron, K. Ueda and F. Martín
    J. Phys. B 47, 124032 (2014)
  5. A. Palacios, A. González-Castrillo and F. Martín
    J. Phys. B 47, 124013 (2014)
  6. D. Ayuso, A. Palacios, P. Decleva and F. Martín
    J. Elec. Spec. and Rel. Phen. 195, 320 (2014)
  7. A. Palacios, A. González-Castrillo, H. Bachau and F. Martín
    J. Phys.: Conf. Series 488, 012017 (2014)
  8. A. Palacios, P. Riviere, A. González-Castrillo and F. Martín
    Ultrafast Phenomena in Molecular Sciences. Femtosecond Physics and Chemistry 107, 25 (2014)
  9. P. A. Carpeggiani, P. Tzallas, A. Palacios, D. Gray, F. Martín and D. Charalambidis
    Phys. Rev. A 89, 023420 (2014)
  10. E. Kukk, D. Ayuso, T. D. Thomas, P. Decleva, M. Patanen, L. Argenti, E. Plesiat, A. Palacios, K. Kooser, O. Travnikova, S. Mondal, M. Kimura, K. Sakai, C. Miron, F. Martín and K. Ueda
    Phys. Rev. A 88, 033412 (2013)
  11. A. Fischer, A. Sperl, P. Corlin, M. Schonwald, H. Rietz, A. Palacios, A. González-Castrillo, F. Martín, T. Pfeifer, J. Ullrich, A. Senftleben and R. Moshammer
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 213002 (2013)
  12. K. Ueda, C. Miron, E. Plesiat, L. Argenti, M. Patanen, K. Kooser, D. Ayuso, S. Mondal, M. Kimura, K. Sakai, O. Travnikova, A. Palacios, P. Decleva, E. Kukk and F. Martín
    J. Chem. Phys. 139, 124306 (2013)
  13. Bo Y. Chang, S. Shin, A. Palacios, F. Martín and I. R. Sola
    J. Chem. Phys. 139, 084306 (2013)
  14. A. Palacios, J. Feist, A. González-Castrillo, J. L. Sanz-Vicario and F. Martín
    Chem. Phys. Chem. 14, 1456 (2013)
  15. Bo Y. Chang, S. Shin, A. Palacios, F. Martín and I. R. Sola
    Chem. Phys. Chem. 14, 1405 (2013)
  16. F. L. Yip, A. Palacios, T. N. Rescigno, C. W. McCurdy and F. Martín
    Chem. Phys. 414, 112 (2013)
  17. A. González-Castrillo, A. Palacios, H. Bachau and F. Martín
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 063009 (2012)
  18. P. Riviere, A. Palacios, J. f. Pérez-Torres and F. Martín
    Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science VIII, Springer Series in Chem. Phys. 103, Eds.: K. Yamanouchi, M. Nisoli and W. T. Hill (2012)
  19. A. González-Castrillo, A. Palacios, F. Catoire, H. Bachau and F. Martín
    J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 2704 (2012)

Dissemination Activities (International Conferences)

Dissemination Activities on work financially supported by ATTOTREND Project:

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 268284.

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