Ultrafast Phenomena in Molecular Sciences, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 331902051X
  • ISBN-13: 9783319020518
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 287 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Molecular Movies from Molecular Frame Photoelectron Angular Distribution (MF-PAD) Measurements.
2: XUV Lasers for Ultrafast Electronic Control in H2.
3: Ultrafast Dynamics of Hydrogen Atoms in Hydrocarbon Molecules in Intense Laser Fields: Hydrogen Atom Migration and Scrambling in Methylacetylene.
4: Femtosecond Photodissociation Dynamics by Velocity Map Imaging. The Methyl Iodide Case.
5: Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy for Excited State Dynamics.
6: Biomolecules, Photostability and 1πσ States: Linking These with Femtochemistry.
7: Ultrafast Laser-Induced Processes Described by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics.
8: Ultrafast Ionization and Fragmentation: From Small Molecules to Proteomic Analysis.
9: On the Investigation of Excited State Dynamics with (Pump-)Degenerate Four Wave Mixing.
10: Surface-Aligned Femtochemistry: Molecular Reaction Dynamics on Oxide Surfaces.
11: Optical Diagnostics with Ultrafast and Strong Field Raman Techniques.