We work at the theoretical level on the problem of light-matter interaction in nano structures. Besides method development on the dynamics of correlated many-electron systems, also the application to technologically relevant systems is a focal point. Examples are dye-sensitized solar cells, semiconductor quantum dots as flurescence markers in biology as well as photo-active amorphous materials that are used in the coating of rewritable CDs and DVDs. To this end computer simulations are performed which help in the understanding and prediction of light-induced processes at the atomic scale.
At the Institut Lumière
Matière we are member of the groups Modélisation de la Matière
des Interfaces and (nano)Matériaux