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Press Release: Study on attosecond timescale casts new light on electron dynamics in transition metals

A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg and the Department of Physics at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, together with the Center for Computational Sciences of University of Tsukuba, has unraveled the light-induced electron-localization dynamics in transition metals at the attosecond timescale. The team investigated for the first time the many-body electron dynamics in transition metals before thermalization sets in. Their work has now appeared in Nature Physics.

Light-induced electron localization dynamics in transition metals was investigated with attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy and first-principles simulations. © Mikhail Volkov

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