Computation in Atomic and Molecular Physics of Unbound Systems
Computation in
Atomic and molecular physics of unbound systems




Postdoc position!

NEW! We offer a pre-doctoral position to work in laser-matter interaction. Please refer to the Openings section.


The group

Welcome to our webpage. This is the CAMPUS theoretical group at the Chemistry Department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Research topics

Our group is focused on the theoretical study of the dynamics in isolated quantum systems; from the smallest, such as in the interaction of atoms or small molecules with ultrashort laser pulses, to medium-sized systems, such as fullerenes, or extended systems, as in the interaction of molecules with metallic surfaces.

Our aim is to produce theoretical predictions and interpretations that can lead to a better understanding of these systems, following closely the experimental findings, as well as to propose new experimental situations. For that we use state-of-the-art theoretical tools, both home-made and standard: from full-dimensional grid calculations for the hydrogen molecular ion to density functional theory for fullerenes on metallic surfaces.

A more detailed description of our research topics can be found here, and a list of publications is available here.

Recent Selected Publications

Observation of interference between two distinct autoionizing states in dissociative photoionization of H2
T. J. Reddish, A. Padmanabhan, M. A. MacDonald, L. Zuin, J. Fernández, A. Palacios and F. Martín
Physical Review Letters 108, 023004 (2012)

Clocking ultrafast wave packet dynamics in molecules through UV-induced symmetry
A. González-Castrillo, A. Palacios, H. Bachau and F. Martín
Physical Review Letters 108, 063009 (2012)

Structures, energetics and dynamics of helium adsorbed on isolated fullerene ions
C. Leidlmair, Y. Wang, P. Bartl, H. Schöbel, S. Denfl, M. Probst M. Alcamí, F. Martín, H. Zettergren, K. Hansen, O. Echt and P. Scheier
Physical Review Letters 108, 076101 (2012)

Direct observation of Cohen-Fano interferences in vibrationally resolved valence - shell photoionization spectra of H2, N2 and CO.
S. E. Canton, E. Plésiat, J. D. Bozek, B. S. Rude, P. Decleva and F. Mart ín
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, 7302 (2011)

Electron localization following attosecond molecular photoionization
G. Sansone, F. Kelkensberg, J. F. Pérez-Torres, F. Morales, M. F. Kling, W. Siu, O. Ghafur, P. Johnsson, M. Swoboda, E. Benedetti, F. Ferrari, F. Lépine, J. L. Sanz- Vicario, S. Zherebtsov, I. Znakovskaya, A. L'Huillier, M. Yu. Ivanov, M. Nisoli, F. Martín, and M. J. J. Vrakking
Nature 465, 763 (2010).
Listen to it! An interview with Mark Vrakking about this paper (from Nature's webpage) can be found here.


Our group belongs to the Erasmus Mundus European program, which offers opportunities to obtain a master to European and non-European students. More details can be found in the tab Openings.