ESR11 Alessandro greco

Molecular & Electronic Structure & Conductivity Specifically At Interfaces Studied Using Non-Linear Optical Tools

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ellen Backus (MPI-P)

Secondment 1: Humboldt University of Berlin

Secondment 2: Graz University of Technology

My work in UHMob

I will use surface-specific nonlinear optical methods like second-harmonic generation (SHG) and sum-frequency generation (SFG) to elucidate the interfacial electronic properties and the mobility of charges in the molecularly thin region near the metal or dielectric-semiconductor interface.

After UHMob

I haven’t planned anything. It all depends on this experience, so I hope it goes well. I don’t think I will continue in an academic career, but who knows?

About Me

I like to face new problems even if I am very lazy. I think I can call myself a curious person, and that’s probably the main reason I’m here.
I also like playing videogames and watching movies, just to relax and be more and more lazy.


Archimi, C. Simonelli, L. Di Virgilio, A. Greco, M. Ceccanti, E. Arimondo, D. Ciampini, I. I. Ryabtsev, I. I. Beterov, and O. Morsch. Measurements of singlestate and state-ensemble lifetimes of high-lying Rb Rydberg levels. Phys. Rev. A, 100:030501, Sep 2019. (

getPopulationLifetime: is a function added to ARC – Alkali Rydberg Calculator, an open-source library for calculating properties of alkali Rydberg atoms. This function calculates lifetimes of atomic population taking into account redistribution of population to other states under spontaneous and blackbody-radiation-induced transitions: it takes into account re-population processes due to BBR-induced transitions. (Link)