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NISE Allows Massively Parallel Calculation of Complete Photofragmentation of the Li Atom


NISE grant has allowed massively parallel calculations for the complete photofragmentation of the Li atom. Results for energy and angle differential cross sections at a photon energy of 300 eV are in direct support of planned reaction microscope experiments using the free electron laser at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. The work used NERSC's CRAY XE6 supercomputer, which was found to run the codes twice as fast as the CRAY XT5.

Work done by James Colgan (LANL) and M.S. Pindzola (Auburn University)

Publication (may require a subscription): "Angular Distributions for the Complete Photofragmentation of the Li Atom," Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 053001 (2012)