Molecular structural dynamics probed by ultrafast X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

@article{Bressler2010MolecularSD,
  title={Molecular structural dynamics probed by ultrafast X-ray absorption spectroscopy.},
  author={Christian Bressler and Majed Chergui},
  journal={Annual review of physical chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={61},
  pages={263-82}
}
The ability to visualize molecular structure in the course of a chemical reaction or a biological function has been a dream of scientists for decades. X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is ideal in this respect because it is chemically selective and can be implemented in any type of medium. Furthermore, using X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) in laser pump/X-ray probe experiments allows the retrieval of not only the local… CONTINUE READING