On Electron Dynamics in Violent Cluster Excitations

  • P. G. Reinhard
  • E. Suraud
Part of the Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics book series (PTCP, volume 7)


We present a brief overview of recent progress in the theoretical description of electron and ion dynamics following strong excitations of metal clusters. We consider in particular the excitation by intense femtosecond laser pulses and by collisions with highly charged ions. We use the Time-Dependent Local-Density Approximation (TDLDA) complemented by local pseudopotentials and occasionally explicit ionic motion. After presenting the general framework of these studies, within emphasizing the complexity of this multi scale dynamics we show a few examples of applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Reinhard
    • 1
  • E. Suraud
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität ErlangenErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique QuantiqueUniversité Paul SabatierToulouse CedexFrance

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