Hamburg Photon Science Colloquium | Tracking electron dynamics in realtime

by Francesca Calegari (DESY & University of Hamburg, Germany)

Friday, June 29, 2018 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY, Hamburg ( CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99) )
Observing electron dynamics in matter on its natural time scale requires attosecond technology. We show how isolated attosecond pulses can be used in combination with phase-stable infrared/ultraviolet pulses to track ultrafast charge dynamics in biorelevant
molecules such as amino acids and nucleobases as well as in nanoparticles. Our results open new important perspectives for a future understanding of the role of the electronic motion in the photochemistry of complex molecules.