European XFEL Seminar

Thermal and non-thermal dynamics on the nanoscale

by Anton Plech (Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

XHQ / E1.173 (European XFEL)

XHQ / E1.173

European XFEL

Campus Schenefeld
While functional materials often show effects that span an atomic to nanoscale range, the understanding of the underlying dynamics can be challenging due to both local and cooperative phenomena. This talk will give examples of how photo-excited nanosystems can be both described in a local, molecular and a cooperative picture. The definition of energy localisation, thermal equilibrium and temperature are critical quantities to clarify.