The Global Network for the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Plasmas (GNAMPP) is a consortium of research groups working in the area of fundamental atomic and molecular physics relevant to plasma processes. Its focus is on promoting collaboration and communication between experimentalists and theoreticians to improve the quality and completeness of data used in modelling and interpreting fusion plasmas.
GNAMPP provides a forum for the evaluation, validation and dissemination of data, the benchmarking of relevant modelling codes and the formulation of research guidelines and priorities.
The Scientific Advisory Committee is:
Université catholique de Louvain
The Atomic and Molecular Physics Group at UCLouvain carries out experimental and theoretical studies of atomic and molecular dynamics induced by collisions and high-intensity laser-matter interaction, thereby contributing to the modeling of thermonuclear, astrophysical, and laser-induced plasmas. The group specializes in the measurement of absolute cross sections for electron, ion and photon induced processes.
Low-energy collisions involving both ions and neutrals, in particular charge transfer, proton transfer, and associative reactions, are studied with merged beams combined with imaging techniques, producing total, partial and differential cross sections. The excitation, ionization and dissociation of small molecular ions by electron impact is studied with the animated crossed beam method. Laser-matter interaction is studied experimentally by subjecting atoms or molecules to short and ultrashort pulses from moderate to high intensity, producing generalized cross sections and asymmetry parameters. Attosecond dynamics is treated theoretically by a spectral approach of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation describing the electronic motion.
Professor Xavier URBAIN
Associative reactions Charge-Exchange Cross Section measurements Crossed Beams Deuterium Dissociative charge-transfer Dissociative excitation Dissociative ionization Edge Plasma Electron – Ion Collisions Electron Impact Dissociation Electron Impact Ionization Experiment Heavy Particle Collisions Helium Hydrogen (1H) Hydrogen Isotopes Ion Beams Lithium Merged Beams Molecular Interactions Molecular Spectroscopy Neutral Beams Optical Spectroscopy Photoionization Photon – Ion Interactions Proton-impact ionisation Reactive Scattering