PHYSWednesday, August 20, 2008

8:00 AM-12:00 PM Loews -- Commonwealth B, Oral
Spectroscopic Probes of Chemical Dynamics in Gaseous and Condensed Phases
Condensed Phase
Organizers:Mark A. Johnson
Steven A. Corcelli
Presiding:John M. Herbert
8:00 AMUsing 1- and 2-D ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy to understand reaction mechanisms and transition states in liquids
James F. Cahoon, Karma R. Sawyer, Jacob P. Schlegel, Matthew C. Zoerb, Daniel Lucas, Charles B. Harris
8:20 AMCounterion-dependent charge-transfer-to-solvent dynamics in tetrahydrofuran: Ultrafast electron-attachment dynamics of an atomic species in solution
Arthur E. Bragg, Benjamin J. Schwartz
8:40 AMFemtosecond electron diffraction: Atomic perspective of condensed phase dynamics
R J Dwayne Miller
9:20 AMUltrafast electron and hole transfer from quantum dots
Tianquan Lian, Abdelaziz Boulesbaa, Jier Huang, Zhuangqun Huang
10:00 AMIntermission
10:20 AMProbing changes in the local intermolecular spectrum as chemistry happens
David A. Blank, Mayrose Salvadore, Matthew J. Ammend
11:00 AMTheoretical studies of spectroscopy in nanoconfined solvents
Ward H. Thompson
11:40 AMProbing acid-base reactivity in solution using photoacids and photobases
Yotam Avital, Noga Munitz, Elisabeth Sandalov, Dina Pines, Ehud Pines

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