What is it about?

In this paper, we use an advanced real-time time-dependent density functional theory quantum simulation to show that the atomic dynamics of order and disorder in photo-induced phase transitions depend strongly on the competition between deterministic motions caused by photocarriers and random vibrations caused by heat.

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Why is it important?

We learn more about the microscopic mechanism of photo-induced phase transition by unifying the theory of order and disorder dynamics.


I hope that this article has given you some ideas about how to use light to control materials in a precise way.

Jun-Wei Luo
Institute of Semiconductors Chinese Academy of Sciences

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This page is a summary of: Unifying the order and disorder dynamics in photoexcited VO 2, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2122534119.
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