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Applications of Ultrafast Transient Infrared Spectroscopies



T Heimer, Edwin J. Heilweil


Modern techniques for performing ultrafast transient mid-infrared spectroscopy using turnable, broadband infrared probe pulses with multi-channel CCD and infrared focal plane array detection is presented. Novel application of these picosecond and femtosecond methods performed at NIST, for studying hydrogen-bond and vibrational energy dynamics of molecular systems in solution, electron transfer at semiconductor interfaces, vibrational coherent control and metal-carbonyl self-associated reactions are reviewed. Prospects of extending these techniques to the far-infrared spectral region for extracting biopolymer dynamics is briefly discussed.
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
No. 5


broadband IR spectroscopy, coherent up-pumping, electron transfer, hydrogen bonds, infrared arrays, self-association reactions, solar cells, transient IR, vibrational relaxation


Heimer, T. and Heilweil, E. (2002), Applications of Ultrafast Transient Infrared Spectroscopies, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created April 30, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021