Ultrafast Imaging of Photochemical Dynamics : Faraday Discussion 194, Hardback Book

Ultrafast Imaging of Photochemical Dynamics : Faraday Discussion 194 Hardback

Part of the Faraday Discussions series


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Photochemical reactions have tremendous scientific importance, ranging from photosynthesis to atmospheric reactions, and technologies such as sensors or displays.

Due to the intrinsic complexity of photochemical reactions, they remain the least understood type of chemical process.

Nonadiabatic dynamics, ultrafast time-scales, quantum effects and conical intersections are known to be important, but a detailed comprehension remains elusive.

However, new experimental techniques capable of monitoring photochemical processes in unprecedented detail are appearing.

Many of these techniques are being developed by research communities not traditionally concerned with photochemistry, but provide an opportunity to shed new light on photochemical dynamics.

This Faraday Discussion brings together experimentalists and theoreticians working from different perspectives in the field.

It provides the opportunity to identify how new techniques can complement each other, to address contention and controversy, and to propose future research.