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Structural transformations and phase transitions in real-time

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Project "TRANSFORMER" data sheet

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Organization address
city: Castelldefels
postcode: 8860

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 2˙471˙749 €
 EC max contribution 2˙471˙749 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-09-01   to  2023-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES ES (Castelldefels) coordinator 2˙471˙749.00


 Project objective

Chemical and material sciences are key drivers of our modern economy with transformative impact at all levels of society. In particular, the ability to synthesize and to tailor substances and materials with specific function is all-pervading into modern society. Vital is a firm understanding of structural transformations of molecules and phase transitions of solids as they are omnipresent, e.g. as formation and breakage of molecular bonds, proton motion and isomerization, and as collective phenomena in phase transitions. Gaining insight into the ultrafast correlated dynamics is highly challenging and requires revolutionary methodologies and innovative approaches to capture the dynamics from its onset. TRANSFORMER will provide unprecedented insight into the real-time electronic and nuclear dynamics of molecular transformations and phase transitions with advanced new methodologies and a multi-faceted approach to the investigation. The project exploits our pioneering achievements in attosecond soft X-ray spectroscopy (XAFS) and laser-induced electron diffraction (LIED) to pinpoint in real-time which electronic states participate at which nuclear configuration. The proposal consists of three objectives:

O1: We will establish the methodical boundaries of LIED for space-time imaging of isolated molecules.

O2: We will extract simultaneous and real-time electronic and nuclear information, thus gain insight into the underlying many-body quantum correlations.

O3: We will use our methodology to realize resolving both, molecular isomerization and a solid’s metal-to-insulator phase transition, in its electronic and nuclear degrees of freedom and in real time.

If successful, TRANSFORMER would undoubtedly provide an unprecedented view into electronic and nuclear dynamics, thereby reaching far beyond the state of the art with clear potential to surpass current limits in molecular and material sciences.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Dominik Franz, Shatha Kaassamani, David Gauthier, Rana Nicolas, Maria Kholodtsova, Ludovic Douillard, Jean-Thomas Gomes, Laure Lavoute, Dmitry Gaponov, Nicolas Ducros, Sebastien Février, Jens Biegert, Liping Shi, Milutin Kovacev, Willem Boutu, Hamed Merdji
Author Correction: All semiconductor enhanced high-harmonic generation from a single nanostructured cone
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-63113-5
Scientific Reports 10/1 2020-04-24
2019 Xinyao Liu, Kasra Amini, Tobias Steinle, Aurelien Sanchez, Moniruzzaman Shaikh, Blanca Belsa, Johannes Steinmetzer, Anh-Thu Le, Robert Moshammer, Thomas Pfeifer, Joachim Ullrich, Robert Moszynski, C. D. Lin, Stefanie Gräfe, Jens Biegert
Imaging an isolated water molecule using a single electron wave packet
published pages: 24306, ISSN: 0021-9606, DOI: 10.1063/1.5100520
The Journal of Chemical Physics 151/2 2020-04-24
2019 Kasra Amini, Jens Biegert, Francesca Calegari, Alexis Chacón, Marcelo F Ciappina, Alexandre Dauphin, Dmitry K Efimov, Carla Figueira de Morisson Faria, Krzysztof Giergiel, Piotr Gniewek, Alexandra S Landsman, Michał Lesiuk, Michał Mandrysz, Andrew S Maxwell, Robert Moszyński, Lisa Ortmann, Jose Antonio Pérez-Hernández, Antonio Picón, Emilio Pisanty, Jakub Prauzner-Bechcicki, Krzysztof Sacha
Symphony on strong field approximation
published pages: 116001, ISSN: 0034-4885, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6633/ab2bb1
Reports on Progress in Physics 82/11 2020-04-24
2019 U. Elu, T. Steinle, D. Sánchez, L. Maidment, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, U. D. Zeitner, C. Simon-Boisson, J. Biegert
Table-top high-energy 7  μm OPCPA and 260  mJ Ho:YLF pump laser
published pages: 3194, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.44.003194
Optics Letters 44/13 2020-04-24
2019 Abijith S. Kowligy, Henry Timmers, Alexander J. Lind, Ugaitz Elu, Flavio C. Cruz, Peter G. Schunemann, Jens Biegert, Scott A. Diddams
Infrared electric field sampled frequency comb spectroscopy
published pages: eaaw8794, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw8794
Science Advances 5/6 2020-04-24
2019 Kiyoshi Ueda, Emma Sokell, Stefan Schippers, Friedrich Aumayr, Hossein Sadeghpour, Joachim Burgdörfer, Christoph Lemell, Xiao-Min Tong, Thomas Pfeifer, Francesca Calegari, Alicia Palacios, Fernando Martin, Paul Corkum, Giuseppe Sansone, Elena V Gryzlova, Alexei N Grum-Grzhimailo, Maria Novella Piancastelli, Peter M Weber, Tobias Steinle, Kasra Amini, Jens Biegert, Nora Berrah, Edwin Kukk, Robin S
Roadmap on photonic, electronic and atomic collision physics: I. Light–matter interaction
published pages: 171001, ISSN: 0953-4075, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6455/ab26d7
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 52/17 2020-04-24
2019 A Picón, L Plaja, J Biegert
Attosecond x-ray transient absorption in condensed-matter: a core-state-resolved Bloch model
published pages: 43029, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/ab1311
New Journal of Physics 21/4 2020-04-24
2019 Kasra Amini, Michele Sclafani, Tobias Steinle, Anh-Thu Le, Aurelien Sanchez, Carolin Müller, Johannes Steinmetzer, Lun Yue, José Ramón Martínez Saavedra, Michaël Hemmer, Maciej Lewenstein, Robert Moshammer, Thomas Pfeifer, Michael G. Pullen, Joachim Ullrich, Benjamin Wolter, Robert Moszynski, F. Javier García de Abajo, C. D. Lin, Stefanie Gräfe, Jens Biegert
Imaging the Renner–Teller effect using laser-induced electron diffraction
published pages: 8173-8177, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817465116
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116/17 2020-04-24

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