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Our theoretical research groups and links to some of their recent research results.


Brett Esry's Group

Brett's group studies ultracold three-body collisions and intense laser-matter interactions.

  • Computationally exploring ultrafast molecular ionization
    PhD dissertation of Youliang Yu.
  • Bond rearrangement during Coulomb explosion of water molecules
    M. Leonard, A. M. Sayler, K. D. Carnes, Emily M. Kaufman, E. Wells, R. Cabrera-Trujillo, B. D. Esry, I. Ben-Itzhak
    Phys. Rev. A 99, 012704 (2019)

Loren Greenman's Group

Loren's group describes the interaction of laser pulses with molecules, with the goal of designing "molecular movies".

  • Quantum Control of Photoelectron Circular Dichroism
    R. Esteban Goetz, Christiane P. Koch, Loren Greenman
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 013204 (2019)
  • Ultrafast photodissociation dynamics and nonadiabatic coupling between excited electronic states of methanol probed by time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy
    Elio G. Champenois, Loren Greenman, Niranjan Shivaram , James P. Cryan, Kirk A. Larsen, Thomas N. Rescigno, C. William McCurdy , Ali Belkacem, Daniel S. Slaughter
    J. Chem. Phys. 150, 114301 (2019)
CD Lin

CD Lin's Group

CD's group studies attosecond physics; theory of dynamic chemical imaging; retrieval of atomic and molecular structures from laser-generated electron spectra and high-order harmonics; general laser-atom and laser-molecule interactions; and quantum chaos in helium atoms.

  • Characterization and application of isolated attosecond pulses
    PhD dissertation of Hui Wei.
  • Robust control of the minima of high-order harmonics by fine-tuning the alignment of CO2 molecules for shaping attosecond pulses and probing molecular alignment
    Cheng Jin, Su-Ju Wang, Song-Feng Zhao, Anh-Thu Le, C. D. Lin
    Phys. Rev. A 102, 013108 (2020)

Uwe Thumm's Group

Uwe's group is interested in modeling, theory, and numerical computation of interactions between electrons, ions, and intense laser light with atoms, molecules, clusters, and solid surfaces.

  • Spatiotemporally resolved photoemission from plasmonic nanoparticles
    PhD dissertation of Jianxiong (Jason) Li.
  • "Molecular bond stabilization in the strong-field dissociation of O2+
    P. M. Abanador, T. Pauly, U. Thumm
    Phys. Rev. A 101, 043410 (2020)

Last updated on Friday, 21-Aug-2020