Quantum dynamics of nano-objects (Q-Dyno)

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Research carried out in the Q-Dyno group focuses on the theoretical modeling and numerical simulation of nano-scale systems composed of many interacting constituents. We study the nonlinear quantum dynamics of charges and spins in various types of nano-objects, such as thin metal films, metallic and ferromagnetic nanoparticles, large molecules, and magnetic materials. We have developed a portfolio of analytical and computational tools, including the complete N-body description for few-electron systems, mean-field-like approaches such as Hartree-Fock and density functional theory, as well as quantum hydrodynamic models. Our group is an expert on the phase-space dynamics of quantum systems, based on Wigner functions.

We are also involved in an international collaboration (GBAR), based at CERN, which studies the effect of gravity on antimatter.

The group currently consists of two permanent staff (Paul-Antoine Hervieux and Giovanni Manfredi) and several post-doctoral researchers, PhD and Master students.

Research Activities

Group members

PhD student, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)adrien.andoche@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206
Postdoctoral fellow, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)louise.desplat@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206
PhD student, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)remi.goerlich@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206
PhD student, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)vincent.hardel@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206
PhD student in co-supervision, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)jeangabriel.hartmann@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206
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Professor, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)Paul-Antoine.Hervieux@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 14Office: 2407
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PhD student in co-supervision, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)denis.jankovic@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206
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Senior Researcher, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)Giovanni.Manfredi@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 14Office: 2407
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PhD student, Ultrafast Optics and Nanophotonics (DON)remi.muller@ipcms.unistra.fr
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 69Office: 2206

Former Members

Postdocs

Omar MORANDI, University of Florence, Mathematics Department

Fatema TANJA, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Jens ZAMANIAN, Umea University, Sweden

Lena MOUAWAD, now at CGI consulting

Doctoral students

Jérôme HURST, Ultrafast spin dynamics in ferromagnetic thin films

Kévin Lêvèque-SIMON, Collisions assistées par laser pour la formation d’antimatière

Anant DIXIT, Relativistic effects: applications to multiferroic materials

Mateo VALDES, Calcul de sections efficaces du système à trois corps (e-, e+, p̄) avec les équations de Faddeev-Merkuriev

Pauline COMINI, Study of the antihydrogen atom and ion formation in the collisions antiproton-positronium (Young scientist prize of the French Physical Society, 2014)

Yannick HINSCHBERGER, Etude théorique des effets relativistes induits par une impulsion lumineuse ultra-rapide dans la matière (PhD thesis prize of Strasbourg University, 2013)

Guillaume KLUGHERTZ, Dynamique d’aimantation ultra-rapide de nanoparticules magnétiques

Rafal JASIAK, Ultrafast electron dynamics and decoherence in metallic nanostructures

Emmanuel MAURAT, Étude théorique de la dynamique de charge et de spin de structures électroniques confinées

Recent publications

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N.F. Aguirre, S. Diaz-Tendero, P.-A. Hervieux, M. Alcami, M. Chabot, K. Beroff, F. Martin, Charge and energy sharing in the fragmentation of astrophysically relevant carbon clusters, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. 140 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00214-020-02702-z.
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G. Chardin, Y. Dubois, G. Manfredi, B. Miller, C. Stahl, MOND-like behavior in the Dirac-Milne universe Flat rotation curves and mass versus velocity relations in galaxies and clusters, Astronomy & Astrophysics. 652 (2021) A91. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202140575.
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M. Charlton, J.J. Choi, M. Chung, P. Clade, P. Comini, P.-P. Crepin, P. Crivelli, O. Dalkarov, P. Debu, L. Dodd, A. Douillet, S. Guellati-Khelifa, P.-A. Hervieux, L. Hilico, A. Husson, P. Indelicato, G. Janka, S. Jonsell, J.-P. Karr, B.H. Kim, E.-S. Kim, S.K. Kim, Y. Ko, T. Kosinski, N. Kuroda, B. Latacz, H. Lee, J. Lee, A.M.M. Leite, K. Leveque, E. Lim, L. Liszkay, P. Lotrus, T. Louvradoux, D. Lunney, G. Manfredi, B. Mansoulie, M. Matusiak, G. Mornacchi, V.V. Nesvizhevsky, F. Nez, S. Niang, R. Nishi, S. Nourbaksh, K.H. Park, N. Paul, P. Perez, S. Procureur, B. Radics, C. Regenfus, J.-M. Rey, J.-M. Reymond, S. Reynaud, J.-Y. Rousse, O. Rousselle, A. Rubbia, J. Rzadkiewicz, Y. Sacquin, F. Schmidt-Kaler, M. Staszczak, B. Tuchming, B. Vallage, A. Voronin, A. Welker, D.P. van der Werf, S. Wolf, D. Won, S. Wronka, Y. Yamazaki, K.-H. Yoo, Positron production using a 9 MeV electron linac for the GBAR experiment, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment. 985 (2021) 164657. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2020.164657.
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P. Comini, P.-A. Hervieux, K. Leveque-Simon, (H)over-bar(+) ion production from collisions between antiprotons and excited positronium: cross sections calculations in the framework of the GBAR experiment (vol 15, 095022, 2013), New Journal of Physics. 23 (2021) 029501. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/abe2c1.
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N. Crouseilles, P.-A. Hervieux, Y. Li, G. Manfredi, Y. Sun, Geometric particle-in-cell methods for the Vlasov-Maxwell equations with spin effects, Journal of Plasma Physics. 87 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377821000532.
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L. Desplat, S. Meyer, J. Bouaziz, P.M. Buhl, S. Lounis, B. Dupe, P.-A. Hervieux, Mechanism for ultrafast electric-field driven skyrmion nucleation, Physical Review B. 104 (2021) L060409. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.L060409.
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R. Goerlich, M. Li, S. Albert, G. Manfredi, P.-A. Hervieux, C. Genet, Noise and ergodic properties of Brownian motion in an optical tweezer: Looking at regime crossovers in an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, Physical Review E. 103 (2021) 032132. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.032132.
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A. Husson, B.H. Kim, A. Welker, M. Charlton, J.J. Choi, M. Chung, P. Clade, P. Comini, P.-P. Crepin, P. Crivelli, O. Dalkarov, P. Debu, L. Dodd, A. Douillet, S. Guellati-Khelifa, N. Garroum, P.-A. Hervieux, L. Hilico, P. Indelicato, G. Janka, S. Jonsell, J.-P. Karr, E.-S. Kim, S.K. Kim, Y. Ko, T. Kosinski, N. Kuroda, B. Latacz, H. Lee, J. Lee, A.M.M. Leite, K. Leveque, E. Lim, L. Liszkay, P. Lotrus, D. Lunney, G. Manfredi, B. Mansoulie, M. Matusiak, G. Mornacchi, V.V. Nesvizhevsky, F. Nez, S. Niang, R. Nishi, S. Nourbaksh, K.H. Park, N. Paul, P. Perez, S. Procureur, B. Radics, C. Regenfus, J.-M. Reymond, S. Reynaud, J.-Y. Rousse, O. Rousselle, A. Rubbia, J. Rzadkiewicz, Y. Sacquin, F. Schmidt-Kaler, M. Staszczak, B. Tuchming, B. Vallage, A. Voronin, D.P. van der Werf, S. Wolf, D. Won, S. Wronka, Y. Yamazaki, K.-H. Yoo, A pulsed high-voltage decelerator system to deliver low-energy antiprotons, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1002 (2021) 165245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2021.165245.
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M. Khalid, O. Morandi, E. Mallet, P.-A. Hervieux, G. Manfredi, A. Moreau, C. Ciracì, Influence of the electron spill-out and nonlocality on gap plasmons in the limit of vanishing gaps, Physical Review B. 104 (2021) 155435. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.155435.
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G. Manfredi, Is the cosmological constant an eigenvalue?, General Relativity and Gravitation. 53 (2021) 31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10714-021-02800-8.
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F. Califano, G. Manfredi, F. Valentini, Special Issue: The many facets of the Vlasov equation, Journal of Plasma Physics. 86 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377820000811.
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L. Desplat, J.-V. Kim, Entropy-reduced Retention Times in Magnetic Memory Elements: A Case of the Meyer-Neldel Compensation Rule, Physical Review Letters. 125 (2020) 107201. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.107201.
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L. Desplat, J.- Kim V., Quantifying the Thermal Stability in Perpendicularly Magnetized Ferromagnetic Nanodisks with Forward Flux Sampling, Physical Review Applied. 14 (2020) 064064. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.064064.
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P.-A. Hervieux, A.R. Chakraborty, H.S. Chakraborty, Shrinking diffraction “fringes” in positronium formation from C-60 to C-240, in: Ancarani, LU and Bordas, C and Lepine, F and Vernhet, D and Bachau, H and Bredy, R and Dulieu, O and Penent, F (Ed.), 31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHOTONIC, ELECTRONIC AND ATOMIC COLLISIONS (ICPEAC XXXI), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, DIRAC HOUSE, TEMPLE BACK, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND, 2020: p. 162004. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1412/16/162004.
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C. Iacovita, J. Hurst, G. Manfredi, P.-A. Hervieux, B. Donnio, J.-L. Gallani, M.V. Rastei, Magnetic force fields of isolated small nanoparticle clusters, Nanoscale. 12 (2020) 1842–1851. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NR08634J.
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B.H. Kim, J.J. Choi, M. Chung, P. Clade, P. Comini, P. Crivelli, P.-P. Crepin, O. Dalkarov, P. Debu, L. Dodd, A. Douillet, P. Froehlich, S. Guellati, J. Heinrich, P.-A. Hervieux, L. Hilico, A. Husson, P. Indelicato, G. Janka, S. Jonsell, J.-P. Karr, E.-S. Kim, S.K. Kim, Y. Ko, T. Kosinski, N. Kuroda, B. Latacz, H. Lee, J. Lee, A.M.M. Leite, E. Lim, L. Liszkay, T. Louvradoux, D. Lunney, K. Leveque, G. Manfredi, B. Mansoulie, M. Matusiak, G. Mornacchi, V.V. Nesvizhevsky, F. Nez, S. Niang, R. Nishi, S. Nourbaksh, P. Lotrus, K.H. Park, N. Paul, P. Perez, B. Radics, C. Regenfus, S. Reynaud, J.-Y. Rousse, A. Rubbia, J. Rzadkiewicz, Y. Sacquin, F. Schmidt-Kaler, M. Staszczak, B. Tuchming, B. Vallage, D.P. van der Werf, A. Voronin, A. Welker, S. Wolf, D. Won, S. Wronka, Y. Yamazaki, K.-H. Yoo, Development of a PbWO4 Detector for Single-Shot Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy at the GBAR Experiment, in: Acta Physica Polonica A, 2020: pp. 122–125. https://doi.org/10.12693/APhysPolA.137.122.
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K. Leveque-Simon, P.-A. Hervieux, Charge exchange three- and four-body reactions in the presence of a laser field, in: Ancarani, LU and Bordas, C and Lepine, F and Vernhet, D and Bachau, H and Bredy, R and Dulieu, O and Penent, F (Ed.), 31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHOTONIC, ELECTRONIC AND ATOMIC COLLISIONS (ICPEAC XXXI), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, 2020: p. 222007. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1412/22/222007.
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G. Manfredi, Density functional theory for collisionless plasmas - equivalence of fluid and kinetic approaches, Journal of Plasma Physics. 86 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377820000240.
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G. Manfredi, J.-L. Rouet, B.N. Miller, G. Chardin, Structure formation in a Dirac-Milne universe: Comparison with the standard cosmological model, Physical Review D. 102 (2020) 103518. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.102.103518.
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L. Mouawad, P.-A. Hervieux, C. Dal Cappello, J. Pansanel, V. Robert, Z. El Bitar, A quantum approach to calculate differential and total cross sections for electron impact ionization of molecular targets, in: Ancarani, LU and Bordas, C and Lepine, F and Vernhet, D and Bachau, H and Bredy, R and Dulieu, O and Penent, F (Ed.), 31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHOTONIC, ELECTRONIC AND ATOMIC COLLISIONS (ICPEAC XXXI), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, DIRAC HOUSE, TEMPLE BACK, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND, 2020: p. 152074. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1412/15/152074.
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L. Mouawad, P.-A. Hervieux, C. Dal Cappello, Z. El Bitar, Ionization of phenol by single electron impact: triple differential cross sections, Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics. 53 (2020) 025202. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/ab5be6.
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L. Mouawad, P.-A. Hervieux, C. Dal Cappello, J. Pansanel, V. Robert, Z. El Bitar, Electron impact ionization of pyrimidine: differential and total cross sections, in: Ancarani, LU and Bordas, C and Lepine, F and Vernhet, D and Bachau, H and Bredy, R and Dulieu, O and Penent, F (Ed.), 31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHOTONIC, ELECTRONIC AND ATOMIC COLLISIONS (ICPEAC XXXI), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, DIRAC HOUSE, TEMPLE BACK, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND, 2020: p. 152073. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1412/15/152073.
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S. Niang, M. Charlton, J.J. Choi, M. Chung, P. Clade, P. Comini, P. Crivelli, P.-P. Crepin, O. Dalkarov, P. Debu, L. Dodd, A. Douillet, P. Froehlich, J. Gafriller, S. Guellati, J. Heinrich, P.-A. Hervieux, L. Hilico, A. Husson, P. Indelicato, G. Janka, S. Jonsell, J.-P. Karr, B.H. Kim, E.-S. Kim, S.K. Kim, A. Kleyheeg, Y. Ko, T. Kosinski, N. Kuroda, B. Latacz, H. Lee, J. Lee, A.M.M. Leite, E. Lim, L. Liszkay, T. Louvradoux, D. Lunney, K. Leveque, G. Manfredi, B. Mansoulie, M. Matusiak, G. Mornacchi, V.V. Nesvizhevsky, F. Nez, R. Nishi, S. Nourbaksh, K.H. Park, N. Paul, P. Perez, B. Radics, C. Regenfus, S. Reynaud, J.Y. Rousse, A. Rubbia, J. Rzadkiewicz, Y. Sacquin, F. Schmidt-Kaler, M. Staszczak, B. Tuchming, B. Vallage, D.P. van der Werf, A. Voronin, A. Welker, S. Wolf, D. Won, S. Wronka, Y. Yamazaki, K.H. Yoo, C.J. Baker, G. Collaboration, Accumulation of Positrons from a LINAC Based Source, in: Acta Physica Polonica A, 2020: pp. 164–166. https://doi.org/10.12693/APhysPolA.137.164.
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U. Ritzmann, L. Desplat, B. Dupe, R.E. Camley, J.-V. Kim, Asymmetric skyrmion-antiskyrmion production in ultrathin ferromagnetic films, Physical Review B. 102 (2020) 174409. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.174409.
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Y. Rosales-Cabara, G. Manfredi, G. Schnoering, P.-A. Hervieux, L. Mertz, C. Genet, Optimal protocols and universal time-energy bound in Brownian thermodynamics, Physical Review Research. 2 (2020) 012012. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.012012.
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R. Sinha-Roy, J. Hurst, G. Manfredi, P.-A. Hervieux, Driving Orbital Magnetism in Metallic Nanoparticles through Circularly Polarized Light: A Real-Time TDDFT Study, ACS Photonics. 7 (2020) 2429–2439. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.0c00462.
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P.-A. Hervieux, H.S. Chakraborty, Strongly resolved diffraction resonances in positronium formation from C-60 in forward direction, European Physical Journal D. 73 (2019) 262. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2019-100552-2.
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G. Manfredi, P.-A. Hervieux, J. Hurst, Phase-space modeling of solid-state plasmas, Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics. 3 (2019) 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41614-019-0034-0.
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L. Mouawad, P.-A. Hervieux, C. Dal Cappello, J. Pansanel, V. Robert, Z. El Bitar, Triple differential cross sections for the ionization of pyrimidine by electron impact, European Physical Journal D. 73 (2019) 76. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjd/e2019-90348-1.

Quantum many-body systems

Quantum Coherence and Quantum Information

Ultrafast magnetism at the nanoscale

Antimatter and Gravitation

Stochastic thermodynamics