A new computational tool for describing the behavior of molecules in high-intensity x-ray fields
Workshop on Science of “From Matter to Materials and Life”
(Hamburg, Germany, December 14-16, 2016) [oral presentation]
Unprecedentedly intense x-ray pulses, provided by x-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) facilities, can create unusual, highly excited states of matter, which have not been conceivable with conventional light sources. I will discuss theoretical and numerical challenges to describe extreme states of matter created by XFEL, and introduce a new computational tool to explore ultrafast explosion dynamics of molecules in high-intensity x-ray fields. It will provide a key insight to understand fundamental XFEL-matter interactions and a basis to design new frontiers of XFEL science.