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Nato Science Series C:

Applications of Picosecond Spectroscopy to Chemistry

Editors: Eisenthal, K.B. (Ed.)

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With the development of lasers that can generate light 11 14 pulses ranging from 10- - 10- sec duration, and capable of 13 peak powers in excess of 10 watts scientists have been able to investigate the interactions of light with matter in a time and power domain not previously possible. These ultrashort laser pulses provide a powerful tool for the study of chemical phenomena at the most fundamental level. Many of the elementary processes of importance in chemistry including energy dissipa­ tion, molecular motions, structural and chemical changes occur on a very short time scale and thus require special approaches. Th~ use of ultrashort laser pulses to perturb and to probe systems of interest affords a direct approach to the time reso­ lution of very rapid chemical phenomena. It was recognition of the impact of these relatively new approaches to chemical phenomena that motivated NATO to sponsor a meeting on the applications of picosecond spectroscopy in chemistry. The primary aim of the NATO workshop was to gain some perspective on the status of the field in terms of present research activities, technological developments and if possible the difficult task of sensing future directions. The way we decided to approach these issues was to gather together the main contributors to the field, fortunately many of whom were able to attend, to present their work and to participate in what turned out to be lively discussions of the field.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The Sub-Nanosecond Regime in Photosynthesis

    Pages 3-19

    Porter, George

  • Picosecond Laser Photolysis Studies of Photoinduced Charge Transfer and Related Phenomena

    Pages 21-32

    Mataga, Noboru

  • Application of Picosecond Spectroscopy to Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    Pages 33-40

    Peters, Kevin S.

  • Studies of the Chemical Intermediate Diphenylcarbene: Intersystem Crossing, Solvent Effects on Dynamics, Spin State Selective Chemistry, Photochemistry of the Excited Triplet State

    Pages 41-63

    Sitzmann, E. V. (et al.)

  • Photochemical Isomerization Viewed as a Model for Activated Barrier Crossing in Solution

    Pages 67-77

    Fleming, G. R. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Picosecond Spectroscopy to Chemistry
Editors
  • K.B. Eisenthal
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
127
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-6427-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-6427-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1788-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-6429-7
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 363
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