Femtosecond Chemistry

Femtosecond Chemistry

Editor(s): Jörn Manz, Ludger Wöste

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527290628

Online ISBN: 9783527619436

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619436

About this Book

Femtosecond chemistry is central to our understanding of chemical reactivity, with applications in many fields of chemistry and related sciences. This professional text provides a fully referenced introduction to this exploding new field.

Leading authors, among them Nobel Laureate Lord George Porter and Ahmed Zewail, introduce the reader in a comprehensive manner to * general concepts
* experimental techniques
* theoretical approaches

Starting with a historical overview, this up-to-date and didactically well-organized compendium provides many textbook-type examples of exciting systems, from simple molecules and clusters to liquids, surfaces, solids, and biomolecules.

This book is a valuable tool for researchers in molecular physics, theoretical chemistry, physical chemistry, quantum optics, cluster and surface science, and biophysical chemistry. But also newcomers and graduate students who want to know more about femtosecond chemistry will benefit from this volume.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Femtosecond Chemistry: From Flash Photolysis to Femtochemistry

  2. Part II: Simple Systems: Molecules

  3. Part III: From Simple to Complex Systems: Clusters

  4. Part IV: Complex Systems: Liquids, Solids, Surfaces, and Photosynthetic Reaction Centers

  5. Part V: New Directions in Femtosecond Chemistry: Wave-Packet Control, and Outlook

    1. Chapter 26

      Light-Packet Control of Wave-Packet Dynamics (pages 743–779)

      Jeffrey L. Krause, Robert M. Whitnell, Kent R. Wilson and YiJing Yan

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