Ultrafast Phenomena in Molecular Sciences: Femtosecond Physics and Chemistry

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Rebeca de Nalda, Luis Baņares
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 22, 2013 - Science - 287 pages
This book presents the latest developments in Femtosecond Chemistry and Physics for the study of ultrafast photo-induced molecular processes. Molecular systems, from the simplest H2 molecule to polymers or biological macromolecules, constitute central objects of interest for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and despite the broad range of phenomena that they exhibit, they share some common behaviors. One of the most significant of those is that many of the processes involving chemical transformation (nuclear reorganization, bond breaking, bond making) take place in an extraordinarily short time, in or around the femtosecond temporal scale (1 fs = 10-15 s). A number of experimental approaches - very particularly the developments in the generation and manipulation of ultrashort laser pulses - coupled with theoretical progress, provide the ultrafast scientist with powerful tools to understand matter and its interaction with light, at this spatial and temporal scale. This book is an attempt to reunite some of the state-of-the-art research that is being carried out in the field of ultrafast molecular science, from theoretical developments, through new phenomena induced by intense laser fields, to the latest techniques applied to the study of molecular dynamics.
 

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Contents

Molecular Movies from Molecular Frame Photoelectron Angular Distribution MFPAD Measurements
1
XUV Lasers for Ultrafast Electronic Control in H2
25
Ultrafast Dynamics of Hydrogen Atoms in Hydrocarbon Molecules in Intense Laser Fields Hydrogen Atom Migration and Scrambling in Methylacet...
49
Femtosecond Photodissociation Dynamics by Velocity Map Imaging The Methyl Iodide Case
61
TimeResolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Excited State Dynamics
99
Biomolecules Photostability and 1pisigma States Linking These with Femtochemistry
118
Ultrafast LaserInduced Processes Described by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics
145
Ultrafast Ionization and Fragmentation From Small Molecules to Proteomic Analysis
171
On the Investigation of Excited State Dynamics with PumpDegenerate Four Wave Mixing
205
SurfaceAligned Femtochemistry Molecular Reaction Dynamics on Oxide Surfaces
231
Optical Diagnostics with Ultrafast and Strong Field Raman Techniques
263
Index
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