Since the emergence of femtochemistry seventeen years ago, remarkable progress has been made and femtosecond spectroscopy devoted to Chemistry and Biology has become a well established field of research, giving rise to femtochemistry and femtobiology. The significance of the field is recognized through its impact around the world, giving rise to numerous conferences which includes the most recent conference from the Femtochemistry Conference Series, Femtochemistry VII.
This title is made up of contributions made from the Femtochemistry VII conference held in Washington D.C., 17-22 July 2005. The stimulating conference was opened by Professor Ahmed Zewail (1999 Nobel Prize Winner), and as was evident by the attendees at the conference, had a very active program with the presentation of numerous talks and a large number of posters. Subjects covered include imaging, structural dynamics, and spectroscopies, fundamentals of reaction dynamics, salvation phenomenta, liquids and interfaces, aggregates/particles/surfaces, protein dynamics and photobiology, quantum control, and intense laser-matter interactions.

Key Features

* Contains the most recent developments in Femtochemistry from the Femtochemistry VII conference * Highlights the significance of femtochemistry today * Displays extracts from the proceedings, presentations and posters from the conference


Chemists, physicists and biologists in the fields of atomic and molecular science.

Table of Contents

1. Imaging, Structural Dynamics, Spectroscopies 4D Structural Dynamics Ultrafast Wave Packet, Coherent Control and Dissociation Dynamics Ultrafast Laser-pump X-ray Probe Measurements of Solvated Transition Metal Complexes Electron Dynamics of Metal-Carbon Clusters Time Resolved CARS Measurements of I2 in Solid Kr: Vibrational State Dependent Dephasing Times Between 2.6 – 32 K The Ultrafast Photofragmentation Pathway of N,N-Dimethylisopropylamine Ultrafast Photofragmentation Dynamics of Gas Phase CH2BrCl Determination of Charge State of Tungsten During Ultrafast Hard X-Ray Generation Multi-Dimensional fs Spectroscopy of an Excitonic Dimer, Described by Redfield Relaxation Theory High Power Synchronized Femtosecond Ti:Sapphire Laser with Sub-Femtosecond Timing Jitter Ultrafast Vibrational Evolution of Excited-State Coumarin 153 Using fs/ps CARS as a Transient Raman Probe Development of fs/ps CARS as a Sub-100 fs Transient Raman Probe Ultrafast Fluorescence Parametric Amplification for Femtosecond Molecular Dynamics Research A Density-Functional Study of the Structural, Electronic, and Vibrational Properties of Ti8C12 Metallocarbohedrynes with Relevance to Ultrafast Time-Resolved Spectroscopy 2. Fundamentals of Reaction Dynamics Sub 5 fs Spectroscopy of Polydiacetylene Dark Intermediate States in Photochemical Cis-Trans Isomerization and Pericyclic Reactions Multi-Component Fitting of Cluster Dynamics


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Welford Castleman Jr.

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Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Penn State University, University Park, USA

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