Laser Femtochemistry

@article{Zewail1988LaserF,
  title={Laser Femtochemistry},
  author={A. Zewail},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={242},
  pages={1645 - 1653}
}
  • A. Zewail
  • Published 1988
  • Science
  • Femtochemistry is concerned with the very act of the molecular motion that brings about chemistry, chemical bond breaking, or bond formation on the femtosecond (10-15 second) time scale. With lasers it is now possible to record snapshots of chemical reactions with sub-angstrom resolution. This strobing of the transition-state region between reagents and products provides real time observations that are fundamental to understanding the dynamics of the chemical bond. 

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    for a recent review, see
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