Picosecond Studies of Ultrafast Molecular Processes in Liquids

  • T. J. Chuang
  • K. B. Eisenthal

Abstract

Picosecond light pulses generated from a mode-locked Nd-glass or ruby laser have been used to study a number of ultrafast physical and chemical processes. Experiments on two such phenomena, namely, orientational relaxation and electron transfer in liquids are described here. The effects of hydrogen bonding and the structure of the liquids on the molecular rotational motion as well as the kinetics of the excited charge-transfer complex formation are discussed.

Keywords

Anisotropy Hexane Chloroform Hydrocarbon Ethylene Glycol 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Chuang
    • 1
  • K. B. Eisenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research LaboratorySan JoseUSA

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