A description of procedures for probing bond activation, H-bonded systems, molecular dynamical mechanisms, vibrational dephasing, simple liquids, and proteins and energy flow effects using ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy experiments. It discusses experimental and theoretical methods of ultrafast infrared and Raman measurements.
Table of Contents
1. Ultrafast Coherent Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy of Liquid Systems 2. Probing Bond Activation Reactions with Femtosecond Infrared 3. Applications of Broadband Transient Infrared Spectroscopy 4. The Molecular Mechanisms Behind the Vibrational Population Relaxation of Small Molecules in Liquids 5. Time-Resolved Infrared Studies of Ligand Dynamics in Heme Proteins 6. Infrared Vibrational Echo Experiments 7. Structure and Dynamics of Proteins and Peptides: Femtosecond Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy 8. Two-Dimensional Coherent Infrared Spectroscopy of Vibrational Excitons in Peptides 9. Vibrational Dephasing in Liquids: Raman Echo and Raman Free-Induction Decay Studies 10. Fifth-Order Two-Dimensional Raman Spectroscopy of the Intermolecular and Vibrational Dynamics in Liquids 11. Nonresonant Intermolecular Spectroscopy of Liquids 12. Lattice Vibrations that Move at the Speed of Light: How to Excite Them, How to Monitor Them, and How to Image Them Before They Get Away 13. Vibrational Energy Redistribution in Polyatomic Liquids: Ultrafast IR-Raman Spectroscopy 14. Coulomb Force and Intramolecular Energy Flow Effects for Vibrational Energy Transfer for Small Molecules in Polar Solvents 15. Vibrational Relaxation of Polyatomic Molecules in Supercritical Fluids and the Gas Phase 16. Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids and Supercritical Fluids