I would like to bring your attention to a focus session symposium on "Electron-Driven Processes: Atomic-Scale Insights From Theory & Experiment" which will be held during the DPG (German Physical Society) condensed matter section spring meeting in Dresden (Germany), 15.-20.03.2020.
This symposium aims to provide a cross-disciplinary forum, bringing together spectroscopists, materials researchers, and theoreticians to assess the progress and future challenges in ultrafast electron and nuclear dynamics at surfaces, inorganic and organic materials, thin films and nanostructures. The symposium will feature invited and contributed talks. The abstract submission deadline will be on 01.12.2019 at midnight.
ELECTRON-DRIVEN PROCESSES: ATOMIC-SCALE INSIGHTS FROM THEORY & EXPERIMENT
Continuous increases in greenhouse gas emissions and in industrial energy use place unprecedented pressure on electronics companies and chemical industries to deliver more sustainable and efficient technologies. In order to achieve continued progress in efficiency while shifting to renewable resources such as sunlight and to reduce energy consumption, materials and processes need to be developed that efficiently transform light, electrical, and chemical energy. As traditional approaches are reaching their natural performance boundaries, future advancement demands fundamental understanding of the intricate interplay between light, electronic, and atomic degrees of freedom in materials on ultrafast, femtosecond timescales. Within the last 10 years, progress in (nonlinear) spectroscopic experimental characterisation of ultrafast quasiparticle dynamics, in particular electron- phonon interactions, together with a drastic boost in our ability to theoretically describe and simulate electron-nuclear coupling at the femtosecond-nanometer scale have given rise to new applications of ultrafast science in plasmonic catalysis and catalytronics (ie. light/electron-driven catalysis), organic and hybrid electronics, as well as ultrafast nanooptics and electron-driven processes in so-called quantum materials.
-Bradley Siwick, McGill University (Canada)
-Bärbel Rethfeld, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
-Hrvoje Petek, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
-Jochen Blumberger, University College London (UK)
-Gareth Parkinson, Technical University of Vienna (Austria)
Organisers: Dr. Julia Stähler (Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin), Dr. Reinhard J. Maurer (University of Warwick, UK)
The session is jointly organised by the surface science division (O), the chemical physics and polymers division (CPP), metals and materials physics (MM), thin films (DS), and semiconductor physics (HL).
Details about the conference can be found here: https://dresden20.dpg-tagungen.de/index.html?set_language=en&cl=en
For abstract submission, follow this link: https://www.dpg-tagung.de/dd20/submission.html?language=en (Choose "O: Surface Science Division" in the drop down menu and Topic:"Electron-Driven Processes at Surfaces and Interfaces" on the next page)
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