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Foreword: Ultrafast Phenomena in condensed matter physics
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 22 (2021) no. S2, pp. 3-14.

Matter is dynamic and changes under the effect of various external constraints, in particular light. The development of ultra-fast techniques now makes it possible to study the elementary mechanisms of ultrafast photoinduced phenomena, in particular by following the dynamics of electronic and structural degrees of freedom of matter. These studies provide a better understanding of these non-equilibrium processes in order to control the physical properties of molecules and materials by light. In this introductory article we discuss different aspects of studying ultra-fast condensed matter phenomena.

La matière est dynamique et se transforme sous l’effet de différentes contraintes extérieures, en particulier la lumière. Le développement de techniques ultra-rapides permet à présent d’étudier les mécanismes élémentaires de phénomènes photoinduits ultra-rapides, en particulier en suivant les dynamiques des degrés de libertés électroniques et structuraux de la matière. Ces études permettent de mieux comprendre ces processus hors équilibre pour envisager un contrôle des propriétés physiques de molécules et matériaux par la lumière. Dans cet article d’introduction nous abordons différents aspects de l’étude de phénomènes ultra-rapide en matière condensée.

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DOI: 10.5802/crphys.88
Keywords: Condensed matter, Molecules, Materials, Ultra-fast phenomena, Out-of-equilibrium, Spectroscopies, Diffraction
Mot clés : Matière Condensée, Molécules, Matériaux, Phénomènes ultra-rapides, Hors équilibre, Spectroscopies, Diffraction

Eric Collet 1; Sylvain Ravy 2

1 Univ Rennes, CNRS, IPR (Institut de Physique de Rennes) - UMR 6251, F-35000 Rennes, France
2 Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, 91405, Orsay, France
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