Polarization-controlled chiroptical and 2D optical spectroscopy

Kyungwon Kwak, Kwang Hee Park, Minhaeng Cho

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On a microscopic level, many molecular processes occur on femtosecond (10-15 s) and picosecond (10-12 s) timescales. For example, electron and proton transfers take place in a few femtoseconds and picoseconds, respectively. Water molecules reorient in a few picoseconds in liquids and exchange their hydrogen-bond partners in several picoseconds in aqueous solutions [1,2]. Carbon-carbon bond rotates in tens of picoseconds [3]. Solvent molecules around a solute can reorganize on subpicosecond and picosecond timescales upon an electronic perturbation of the solute [4,5].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781466510142
ISBN (Print)9781466510135
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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