The increasing interest in femtobiology and chemistry at the frontier with biology is an obvious indicator of the present impact of life sciences in our society. New materials and reactions at surfaces are also some of the relatively new topics that promise rapid developments. New methodologies and technologies for probing and following in real time molecular dynamical phenomena have appeared within the last ten years or so. These methods, based on multidimensional IR spectroscopies, ultrafast X-ray and electron diffraction techniques, are well represented in this book. Of ever-improving performance, they are now applied to the characterization of structural dynamics of an increasing number of chemical and biological systems.
This book reports the state of research in Femtochemistry and Femtobiology presented at Paris, at the Maison de la Chimie, in July 2003, representing the tenth anniversary of the conference.
* Overview of the most recent research on ultrafast events
* Application of new methodologies on chemical and biological systems
* Contributions by key players in the field
2. Quantum Control.
3. Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics, Water and Proton Transfer.
4. Solvation Phenomena, Fluids And Liquids.
5. Relaxation And Reactions in Solution.
6. Time-Resolved X-Rays.
7. Protein Dynamics.
8. Primary Processes In Photobiology.
9. Dynamics In DNA, Polymers And Macromolecules.
10. Surfaces, Interfaces, Nanostructures and Solids.