SOLID STATE & STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY UNIT
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
BANGALORE – 560 012
Speaker: Mr. Kanad Majumder
Date & Time: Thursday 7th March, 2019 at 4.00 PM
Venue: SSCU AUDITORIUM
Pioneered by A. H. Zewail, nuclear motion in biomolecules as well as the formation and rupture of chemical bonds have been accessed extensively by femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy. However, the resolution offered by femtosecond spectroscopy is insufficient to track the dynamics of electronic motion in atoms or molecules since they evolve on an attosecond to few-fs time scale and thus remain elusive so far.
In this talk, I will introduce the concept of 1,2streaking spectroscopy as a pump-probe spectroscopic technique to investigate electron correlations with attosecond resolution. I will also discuss the generation of attosecond extreme ultraviolet (XUV) pulses using 3high harmonic generation (HHG). Finally, I will briefly explain the recent studies on 4breakdown of single active-electron approximation in photoelectron emission by recording up to few attosecond retardation of the dislodged photoelectron due to electronic correlations.
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