Femtochemistry: With the Noble Lecture of A. Zwail

Femtochemistry: With the Noble Lecture of A. Zwail

Editor(s): Frans C. De Schryver, Steven De Feyter, Gerd Schweitzer

Published Online: 8 OCT 2001

Print ISBN: 9783527302598

Online ISBN: 9783527600182

DOI: 10.1002/3527600183

About this Book

For decades now, chemists have been dreaming of observing exactly what happens at the molecular level during a chemical reaction. The breakthrough came at the end of the 80s with the development of special spectrometers that use extremely short-pulsed laser light and so enable measurements in the femtosecond range. Since then, "femtochemistry" has made rapid progress, due to intensive collaboration between physical chemists, spectroscopists, photochemists and physicists.

The first-class contributions collected here from top international femtochemists provide a comprehensive insight into this area of interdisciplinary research. The range extends from femtochemistry in nanohollows to the investigation of the dynamics of biological reactions in the femtosecond range, from ab initio approaches to quantum chemical reaction controls to two-dimensional, nonlinear optical spectroscopy in liquids. This overview of the current level of research is rounded off with A. Zewail's Nobel prizewinning lecture. The vast amount of information and numerous references make this not only an ideal introduction to the research, but also recommended reading for everyone concerned with this hot topic.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 9

      Quantum Control of Ultrafast Laser-Driven Isomerization Reactions: Proton Transfer and Selective Preparation of Enantiomers (pages 189–198)

      Nadja Došlić, Yuichi Fujimura, Leticia González, Kunihito Hoki, Dominik Kröner, Oliver Kühn, Jörn Manz and Yukiyoshi Ohtsuki

    3. Chapter 17

      Femtosecond Time-Resolved Fluorescence and Anisotropy Decay Spectroscopy of a Dendrimer with Eight Chromophores at the Rim (pages 295–306)

      Gerd Schweitzer, Gino De Belder, Sven Jordens, Marc Lor, Klaus Müllen, Andreas Herrmann and Frans C. De Schryver

    4. Chapter 23

      Femtosecond Studies of the Initial Events in the Photocycle of Photoactive Yellow Protein (PYP) (pages 381–390)

      Matthew A. Horn, Julie A. Gruetzmacher, Jeongho Kim, Seung-Eng Choi, Spencer M. Anderson, Keith Moffat and Norbert F. Scherer

    5. Chapter 26

      Femtosecond Studies of Intramolecular Bond Twisting in Solution (pages 417–430)

      Max Glasbeek, Hong Zhang, Pascale Changenet, Pascal Plaza, Monique M. Martin and Wolfgang Rettig