Department of Physics and Astronomy
Attosecond science has brought “an era of control of the quantum world” enabling scientists to observe the electron dynamics in molecules and solids directly on their natural length (Angstrom) and time (sub-femtosecond) scales. We will present our study of electron and nuclear dynamics induced by strong laser pulses in the framework of the time-dependent density functional theory in real-time and real-space. Several prototypical examples will be used to highlight the correlated electron and nuclear dynamics in strong fields, including Coulomb explosion of clusters, laser-enhanced field emission from nanostructures, and laser-assisted desorption of hydrogen from surfaces of silicon clusters and graphene flakes.
A reception with Dr. Varga will be held prior to his talk at 2:30 in the Adams Room.