Calculations on Highly Correlated Atomic Systems

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2007
End date: 31/12/2009
Funding: 1500000 SEK


Our research group is specialized in the use of numerical methods to treat atomic many-body systems with a high degree of sophistication. When necessary this is done in a relativistic framework and we are able to handle the additional complication of resonant states. Our approach is to continuously develop and adjust our methods to be able to address new challenging problems where our abilities are of special importance. We work often in close collaboration with experimental groups. The application concerns several subfields;1) Electron-ion recombination, where we want to continue our successful program focusing now on calculations in connection with experiments made with the newly installed Stockholm EBIT, where many plasma related issues will be investigated, and on the studies with radioactive species and antiprotons that will be part of the future FAIR program. 2) Few-body systems, where we want to work towards an efficient method to study atomic process in the time-domain in order to be able to address present and future experiments with short pulse light sources. 3) Quantum dots (semi-conductor devices that can be described as artificial atoms) where we work on the development of many-body methods to use on two-dimensional quantum dots to investigate their properties and dynamic response, as well as how these can be tailored. The common theme in all our projects is the need for accurate many-body calculations.

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