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The three pillars of photo-initiated quantum molecular dynamics

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Studies of the interaction of light with matter, based on spectroscopy and diffraction, yielded a microscopic view of nature. The detailed structure of molecules and solids emerged from this effort and led to many of the advances of the 20th century, with the ‘structure-function’ paradigm being perhaps paramount. This static view of Nature is a necessary but insufficient advance and, in the 21st century, we will need to develop microscopic yet dynamical views of Nature. We consider here issues in Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics raised by Faraday Discussions 163, in the context of three main categories or ‘pillars’ of light-matter interaction: energy/time, phase/coherence, intensity.

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The article was received on 03 Jul 2013, accepted on 04 Jul 2013 and first published on 18 Jul 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD90021E
Faraday Discuss., 2013,163, 9-32

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    The three pillars of photo-initiated quantum molecular dynamics

    A. Stolow, Faraday Discuss., 2013, 163, 9
    DOI: 10.1039/C3FD90021E

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