Through the light: AFOSR grant to study materials in extremes

July 21, 2020

Through the light: AFOSR grant to study materials in extremes

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Multi-disciplinary assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Materials Science Engineering, Enam Chowdhury and his team of engineers and physicists, including Douglass Schumacher and Jay Gupta from Physics and Alok Sutradhar from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering earned a $1.056 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the proposal, “Femtosecond laser induced damage in extremes: from single cycle to atomic resolution.” The four-year project commences in autumn 2020. 

The team will investigate how materials excited by intense laser fields behave on time scales as short as 1 femtosecond (1/1000 of a trillionth of a second) and on spatial scales as small as an atom using next generation, near-single-cycle-pulses and various other laser sources and ultrafast scanning tunneling microscopes (STM). High-performance computing will utilize new algorithms developed by Ohio State's Femto-Solid Laboratory to predict and explain the experimental results.

Read more:https://ece.osu.edu/news/2020/06/through-light-chowdhury-earns-1.05m-afosr-grant-study-materials-extremes and

https://mse.osu.edu/news/2020/06/chowdhury-awarded-1m-afosr-grant-study-materials-extremes