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Femtochemistry: recent advances and extension to high pressures

Zewail, A. H. and Dantus, M. and Bowman, R. M. and Mokhtari, A. (1992) Femtochemistry: recent advances and extension to high pressures. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 62 (3). pp. 301-319. ISSN 1010-6030. doi:10.1016/1010-6030(92)85061-X.

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Recent advances made in laser femtochemistry are presented. Extensions to the high pressure regime (and liquids) are demonstrated, using an example, the classic case of iodine dissociation and recombination. In femtochemistry the motion of the nuclei is followed with femtosecond time resolution and the dynamics are studied during the course of the reaction — the transition states. The examples given here draw on increasing complexity — from elementary chemical reactions under isolated molecular conditions to more complex reactions with many degrees of freedom, and move toward the condensed phase limit.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Elsevier Sequoia. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation and by a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Contribution No. 8507. We wish to acknowledge stimulating and helpful discussions with Professor K. Wilson, Professor J. Hopkins and Mr. Qianli Liu. The work presented in this overview article reflects the efforts of many other members, past and present, of the group at Caltech. Their contributions, cited in references, have made this research exciting and possible.
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Official Citation:A.H. Zewail, M. Dantus, R.M. Bowman, A. Mokhtari, Femtochemistry: recent advances and extension to high pressures, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Volume 62, Issue 3, 15 January 1992, Pages 301-319, ISSN 1010-6030, (
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