31 Aug 2022Under Horizon 2020 gender is a cross-cutting issue and 3 objectives underpin the strategy on gender equality: 1. Fostering gender balance in research teams, in order to close the gaps in the participation of women. 2. Ensuring gender balance in decision-making, in order to reach the target of 40% of the under-represented sex in panels and groups and of 50% in advisory groups. 3. Integrating the gender dimension in research and innovation (R&I) content. In Horizon 2020 funded projects grant beneficiaries commit themselves to promoting equal opportunities and a balanced participation of women and men at all levels in research and innovation teams and in management structures. Moreover, gender balance is a feature of H2020 projects evaluated under Impact. This document aims at having a detailed snapshot of NEP performances about gender in the first 18 months from the beginning of the project, also in comparison with the numbers presented in SHE FIGURES 2021 (https://ec.europa.eu/assets/rtd/shefigures2021/index.html), and at identifying actions to pursue to better address gender issues outlined in NEP proposals.
31 Aug 2022The recent development of Free Electron Lasers (FELs) opens the way for pump-probe experiments in the extreme ultra violet (EUV) and X-Rays regime. In particular, seeded FELs are the best candidates for experiments in which high wavelength purity and power stability is required, such as coherent non-linear experiments. In this case, the fine control of photon energy and polarization is the key for accessing the dynamics of core level electrons in solid state systems, thanks to the species selectivity given by the variable photon energy of FEL pulses.
31 Aug 2022During the first year of NEP project a new setup for Four-Wave-Mixing (FWM) experiment was under development and implementation. Due to some problems with the laser amplifier and oscillator, the experiment was stopped for almost one year. Knowing the long time generally required for repairing this systems, we decide to implement the setup using a different type of laser, which furnishes pulses with 300 fs time length, a repetition rate of 100 kHz, and 400 uJ/pulse at 1030 nm. The main scope of this deliverable is demonstrating if it is possible to measure magnetic properties with a FWM approach, and comparing it with well-known technique for magnetic measurements.