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AMCS Seminar | Monte Carlo simulation of electron dynamics in liquid water

Start Date: October 20, 2016
End Date: October 20, 2016

By PhD student, Andre Herzwurm (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)

We present a stochastic model for the energy loss of low-energy electrons ($<100$ eV) in water in the liquid phase.​ More precisely, we treat the electrons as independent particles and are thus able to model the time evolution of the kinetic energy of a single electron as a so-called pure jump process. Free electrons are created due to irradiation of an extreme ultraviolet femtosecond laser pulse. In our model, free electrons may interact with water molecules via elastic scattering and impact ionization. Moreover, we present numerical results for the kinetic energy of electrons during and after laser irradiation."Joint work with: Klaus Huthmacher, Michael Gnewuch, Baerbel Rethfeld, and Klaus Ritter.

Biography: Mr. Andre Herzwurm studied at TU Darmstadt until end of 2012 (Degrees: Mathematics (diploma) and Physics (B.Sc.)). Since beginning of 2013: PhD student of Klaus Ritter in Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

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For more info contact: Professor Raul F. Tempone: email:
Date: Thursday 20th Oct 2016
Time: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Building 1- Level 4- 4214
Refreshments: will be served @ 14:15