Attosecond Chemistry Unique & Endless Possibilities CA18222
The AttoChem network will coordinate experimental and theoretical efforts to exploit the large potential of attosecond techniques in chemistry,
with the aim of designing new strategies for the control of charge migration in molecules by directly acting on the attosecond time scale.
Attosecond Chemistry Unique & Endless Possibilities CA18222
The AttoChem network will coordinate experimental and theoretical efforts to exploit the large potential of attosecond techniques in chemistry,
with the aim of designing new strategies for the control of charge migration in molecules by directly acting on the attosecond time scale.

Recent developments of ultrashort intense light sources operating in the XUV and X-ray spectral regions promise to revolutionize chemistry, as they will give access to dynamical processes occurring in the attosecond time scale (1 asec = 10-18 s), the natural time scale for electronic motion in atoms and molecules. Thus, such light sources will allow to address new fundamental questions about the role and possible control of electron dynamics in chemical reactivity, to investigate photoinduced charge migration in relevant molecular systems, and to image, with asec resolution, fast structural changes in molecules during proton transfer, isomerization, or motion through conical intersections. Large-scale facilities are currently being developed all over Europe for this purpose (ELI-ALPS, EuXFEL, FERMI, SwissFEL, etc), accompanied by an increasing demand of accurate theoretical support for an optimal use of these resources.

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The AttoChem network will coordinate experimental and theoretical efforts to exploit the large potential of attosecond techniques in chemistry, with the aim of designing new strategies for the control of charge migration in molecules by directly acting on the attosecond time scale. This ability will be used to selectively break and form chemical bonds, thus opening new avenues for the control of chemical reactions. The results of the Action are expected to have a significant impact in several areas of chemistry, such as photovoltaics, radiation damage, catalysis, photochemistry, or structural determination. AttoChem will also act as a liaison with the relevant stakeholders to bridge the gap to industrial applications.

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AttoChem Participants

CA18222 Action is willing to provide a frame for multidisciplinary cooperation in the emerging field of Attosecond Science. Experimentalists, theoreticians and engineers are welcome to join!

AttoChem Activitites

Next AttoChem activities:
1st Annual Workshop, 9-11/09/20
Joint WG meeting, 11/09/20
WG3 session, 31/08-01/09, 2020
WG2 meeting, Feb 17-19, 2021
– Selected WG webinars

Outcomes

We plan to disseminate our results through newsletters, training activities, workshops, reports, reviews and publications. Keep updated!

WG 1

New attosecond techniques for the control of electron dynamics in molecules.

WG 2

Computational tools for the description of attosecond electron and nuclear dynamics.

WG 3

Attosecond imaging and control of charge migration and chemical reactivity.

AttoChem Events

july 2021

07jul15:0016:00FeaturedVirtual EventAttoChem webinar (M. Dahlström)Simulations of nonlinear atomic ionization processes in extreme fields

13jul15:0016:00FeaturedVirtual EventAttoChem webinar (C. Figueira de Morisson)Dissecting intra-cycle quantum interference in ultrafast photoelectron holography

21jul15:0016:00FeaturedVirtual EventAttoChem webinar (E. Coccia)Role of coherence in ultrafast spectroscopy on single molecules and nanostructures

august 2021

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Other Events

july 2021

06jul(jul 6)09:0008(jul 8)17:00Virtual EventEGAS52

13julAll Day16HDQD 20217th High Dimensional Quantum Dynamics

20jul(jul 20)09:0023(jul 23)18:00Virtual EventViCPEAC 202132nd International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions

august 2021

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