Polaritonic Chemistry

Manipulating Molecular Structure Through Strong Light–Matter Coupling

  • Javier Galego Pascual​

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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About this book


Polaritonic chemistry is an emergent interdisciplinary field in which the strong interaction of organic molecules with confined electromagnetic field modes is exploited in order to manipulate the chemical structure and reactions of the system. In the regime of strong light-matter coupling the interaction with the electromagnetic vacuum obliges us to redefine the concept of a molecule and consider the hybrid system as a whole. This thesis builds on the foundations of chemistry and quantum electrodynamics in order to provide a theoretical framework to describe these organic light-matter hybrids. By fully embracing the structural complexity of molecules, this theory allows us to employ long-established quantum chemistry methods to understand polaritonic chemistry. This leads to predictions of substantial structural changes in organic molecules and the possibility of significantly influencing chemical reactions both in the excited and ground states of the system.


Polaritonic Chemistry Strong Light-matter Coupling Cavity-assisted Chemistry Molecular Cavity QED Quantum Optics Photochemistry Molecular Polaritonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Javier Galego Pascual​
    • 1
  1. 1.Física teórica de la materia condensadaUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-48697-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-48698-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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