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Attosecond science: the art of making electron movies.

Mauro Nisoli (Department of Physics – Politecnico di Milano)
Thu 14 Dec, at 11:00 - Seminar Room T2

Abstract
Attosecond science represents one of the frontiers in Ultrafast Optics, since it offers the possibility to influence, control and monitor the motion of electronic wave packets inside atoms, molecules, nanostructures and solids. Attosecond science is now a well-established research field, which offers formidable tools for the investigation and control of fundamental atomic and sub-atomic electronic processes. After a general introduction on attosecond technology, I will present an application of attosecond pulses to the investigation of ultrafast electron dynamics in a biomolecular building block, the amino acid phenylalanine. Finally, I will present recent advances in the generation of few-femtosecond XUV pulses for the investigation of electron dynamics in solids.

(Referer: F. Parmigiani)
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