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 group Modélisation de la Matière Condensée et des Interfaces.    

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Most recent publication

Towards a simplified description of thermoelectric materials
Niehaus, T.A., Melissen, S.T.A.G., Aradi, B., and Mehdi Vaez Allaei, S.
J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. 31, 395901 (2019)

Fragmenting footballs

Excited state molecular dynamics simulation of a fullerene subjected to a 100 fs laser pulse with 1.55 eV carrier frequency and fluence of 1.3 J/cm2.

Institut Lumière Matière