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Ultrafast Processes in Chemistry and Photobiology
A "Chemistry for the 21st Century Monograph".

M. A. El-Sayed, I. Tanaka, Y. Molin

Blackwell Science,1985 [ISBN

This new volume continues the tradition of the 'Chemistry for the 21st Century' Series in exploring areas of active research in chemistry today which are likely to have a profound effect on the science of chemistry in the future. Lasers have had, and will
have, a positive impact on chemistry with the short pulse width of the laser enabling chemists to measure the primary processes of important chemical changes. This use of lasers to measure ultrafast processes in chemistry and photobiology is one of the most active as well as one of the most fundamental field of research. This volume presents expert contributions summarizing the state-of-the-art in this most important area

* a state-of-the-art presentation of one of the most active research areas in chemistry today.


Foreword; Ultrafast processes in chemistry and photobiology: application of short laser pulse, introduction; Ultrafast dynamics of the chemical bond - femtochemistry; Probing the molecular dynamics of liquids and solutions; Direct pump-probe experiments on the solvated electron in water and alcohols;
Solvent and nuclear dynamics of ultrafast intermolecular electron transfer; Ultrafast photochemistry and solvation in liquids and liquid interfaces; Ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy of molecular and protein dynamics; Multiphoton photochemistry and photobiochemistry with ultrashort laser pulses; The femtosecond cis-trans isomerization in vision: a classic barrierless photochemical reaction; Vibrationally abrupt pulses in pump-probe spectroscopy; Femtosecond phase spectroscopy
and the Kramers-Kronig relations.

161 illustrations
320 pages


© 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd


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