487 pages | 228 B/W Illus.
The advent of laser-based sources of ultrafast infrared pulses has extended the study of very fast molecular dynamics to the observation of processes manifested through their effects on the vibrations of molecules. In addition, non-linear infrared spectroscopic techniques make it possible to examine intra- and intermolecular interactions and how such interactions evolve on very fast time scales, but also in some instances on very slow time scales.
Ultrafast Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy is an advanced overview of the field of ultrafast infrared vibrational spectroscopy based on the scientific research of the leading figures in the field.The book discusses experimental and theoretical topics reflecting the latest accomplishments and understanding of ultrafast infrared vibrational spectroscopy. Each chapter provides background, details of methods, and explication of a topic of current research interest.
Experimental and theoretical studies cover topics as diverse as the dynamics of water and the dynamics and structure of biological molecules. Methods covered include vibrational echo chemical exchange spectroscopy, IR-Raman spectroscopy, time resolved sum frequency generation, and 2D IR spectroscopy. Edited by a recognized leader in the field and with contributions from top researchers, including experimentalists and theoreticians, this book presents the latest research methods and results. It will serve as an excellent resource for those new to the field, experts in the field, and individuals who want to gain an understanding of particular methods and research topics.
Vibrational Echo Chemical Exchange Spectroscopy
Michael D. Fayer
Ultrafast Vibrational Dynamics of Hydrogen-Bonded Dimers and Base Pairs
Water Reorientation and Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy
Damien Laage and James T. Hynes
Femtosecond Vibrational Spectroscopy of Aqueous Systems
H. J. Bakker and M. Bonn
Solvation Dynamics of Vibrational State in Hydrogen-Bonding Solvents: Vibrational Frequency Fluctuation Studied by Three-Pulse Infrared Photon Echo Method
Kaoru Ohta, Jumpei Tayama, Shinji Saito, and Keisuke Tominaga
Polarization Anisotropy Effects for Degenerate Vibrational Levels
Daniel G. Kuroda and Robin M. Hochstrasser
Polarization-Controlled Chiroptical and 2D Optical Spectroscopy
Kyung-Won Kwak, Kwang-Hee Park, and Minhaeng Cho
Ultrafast Infrared Probes of Electronic Processes in Materials
John B. Asbury
Vibrational Energy and Molecular Thermometers in Liquids: Ultrafast IR-Raman Spectroscopy
Brandt C. Pein and Dana D. Dlott
Ultrafast Processes at Liquid Interfaces Investigated with Time-Resolved Sum Frequency Generation
Yi Rao, Benjamin Doughty, Nicholas J. Turro, and Kenneth B. Eisenthal
Energy Transport in Molecules Studied by Relaxation-Assisted 2D IR Spectroscopy
Igor V. Rubtsov
An Introduction to Protein 2D IR Spectroscopy
Carlos R. Baiz, Mike Reppert, and Andrei Tokmakoff
Quasi-Particle Approach to 2D IR Spectra of Vibrational Excitons in Biomolecules: Molecular Dynamics versus Stochastic Simulation Protocols
Cyril Falvo, František Šanda, and Shaul Mukamel
Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy of Amylin Solution and Fibrils
L. Wang, L. E. Buchanan, E. B. Dunkelberger, J. J. de Pablo, M. T. Zanni, and J. L. Skinner