Time-resolved molecular frame dynamics of fixed-in-space CS2 molecules.

@article{Bisgaard2009TimeresolvedMF,
  title={Time-resolved molecular frame dynamics of fixed-in-space CS2 molecules.},
  author={Christer Z. Bisgaard and Owen J. Clarkin and Guorong Wu and Anthony M D Lee and O. Gessner and Carl C. Hayden and Albert Stolow},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323 5920},
  pages={1464-8}
}
Random orientation of molecules within a sample leads to blurred observations of chemical reactions studied from the laboratory perspective. Methods developed for the dynamic imaging of molecular structures and processes struggle with this, as measurements are optimally made in the molecular frame. We used laser alignment to transiently fix carbon disulfide molecules in space long enough to elucidate, in the molecular reference frame, details of ultrafast electronic-vibrational dynamics during… CONTINUE READING