Inside Back Cover: Ultrafast Solvent-Assisted Electronic Level Crossing in 1-Naphthol (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 27/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Fabrizio Messina,

    1. SB/ISIC/LSU, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Station 6, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne-Dorigny (Switzerland)
    2. Current address: Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Università di Palermo, Via Archirafi 36, 90123 Palermo (Italy)
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  • Mirabelle Prémont-Schwarz,

    1. Max Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Max Born Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Olivier Braem,

    1. SB/ISIC/LSU, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Station 6, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne-Dorigny (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Dequan Xiao,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Yale University, P.O. Box 208107, New Haven, CT 06520-8107 (USA)
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  • Prof. Victor S. Batista,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Yale University, P.O. Box 208107, New Haven, CT 06520-8107 (USA)
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  • Dr. Erik T. J. Nibbering,

    Corresponding author
    1. Max Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Max Born Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    • Erik T. J. Nibbering, Max Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Max Born Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

      Majed Chergui, SB/ISIC/LSU, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Station 6, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne-Dorigny (Switzerland)

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  • Prof. Majed Chergui

    Corresponding author
    1. SB/ISIC/LSU, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Station 6, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne-Dorigny (Switzerland)
    • Erik T. J. Nibbering, Max Born Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Max Born Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

      Majed Chergui, SB/ISIC/LSU, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Station 6, EPFL, 1015 Lausanne-Dorigny (Switzerland)

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Abstract

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Photoacidic properties of the prototypical molecule 1-naphthol have long been claimed to involve an inversion between the two first-excited singlet states, controlled by the polarity of the solvent. In their Communication on page 6871 ff., E. T. J. Nibbering, M. Chergui, et al. address the non-adiabatic excited-state dynamics of 1-naphthol with femtosecond time resolution and report the first direct experimental observation of the ultrafast level inversion.

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