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Shining Light on the Microscopic Resonant Mechanism Responsible for Cavity-Mediated Chemical Reactivity

@inproceedings{Schafer2021ShiningLO,
  title={Shining Light on the Microscopic Resonant Mechanism Responsible for Cavity-Mediated Chemical Reactivity},
  author={Christian Schafer and Johannes Flick and Enrico Ronca and Prineha Narang and {\'A}ngel Rubio},
  year={2021}
}
Strong light-matter interaction in cavity environments is emerging as a promising approach to control chemical reactions in a non-intrusive and efficient manner. The underlying mechanism that dis-tinguishes between steering, accelerating, or decelerating a chemical reaction has, however, remained unclear, hampering progress in this frontier area of research. We leverage quantum-electrodynamical density-functional theory to unveil the microscopic mechanism behind the experimentally observed… 

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