Ultrafast Hydrogen Bonding Dynamics and Proton Transfer Prosesses in the Condensed Phase

  • Thomas Elsaesser
  • Huib J. Bakker

Part of the Understanding Chemical Reactivity book series (UCRE, volume 23)

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About this book


Hydrogen bonds represent type of molecular interaction that determines the structure and function of a large variety of molecular systems. The elementary dynamics of hydrogen bonds and related proton transfer reactions, both occurring in the ultra fast time domain between 10-14 and 10-11s, form a research topic of high current interest.
In this book addressing scientists and graduate students in physics, chemistry and biology, the ultra fast dynamics of hydrogen bonds and proton transfer in the condensed phase are reviewed by leading scientists, documenting the state of the art in this exciting field from the viewpoint of theory and experiment. The nonequilibrium behavior of hydrogen-bonded liquids and intramolecular hydrogen bonds as well as photo induced hydrogen and proton transfer are covered in 7 chapters, making reference to the most recent literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Elsaesser
    • 1
  • Huib J. Bakker
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Born-InstituteBerlinGermany
  2. 2.FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular PhysicsAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6206-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0059-7
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